[Mongrel] [SURVEY] MIME types questions for Mongrel 1.0 RC1
ezmobius at gmail.com
Wed Dec 6 18:23:06 EST 2006
On Dec 6, 2006, at 2:19 PM, Zed A. Shaw wrote:
> 1) Should Mongrel support a larger set of default mime types?
Yes I think this would be very useful. In production most of the
extra mime types are not needed because a front end web server
handles most filetypes. But in dev mode its nice to use plain mongrel
and still be able to serve different media types and such.
> 2) What should those defaults be? Post a YAML file somewhere so I
> can compare the various answers.
Here is the default set of mime types for nginx. I have been running
with these on a lot of sites and haven't had to add one yet
> 3) What should be the default mime type if a file doesn't match?
> 3a) Where do you get this default?
it is the default for nginx and lighty.
> 4) Would anyone object to Mongrel moving the default mime type list
> into a YAML file in the source tree that it loads? **You'd still
> be able to override like normal.**
please go for it.
> 5) If your favorite web server does it a particular way, do you
> actually think this is the real standard or just what that web
> server does?
The list of mime types linked above has served me well on close to
100 installs without needing additions. I am not certain if it
varies compared to whatever is considered standard. I don't know what
the authority on mime types for webservers is.
> 5a) Do you think this default could be improved on depending on the
> situation? Think development vs. production deployments.
I am not really sure. I think application/octet-stream is good
default as long as it can be over-ridden then it should meet
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