Oracle iPlanet Web Server 7.0.9 Administrator's Configuration File Reference


The type-by-extension function instructs the server to look in a table of MIME type mappings to find the MIME type of the requested resource. The MIME type is added to the Content-Type header that is sent back to the client.

The table of MIME type mappings is created by a mime-file element in the server.xml file, which loads a MIME types file or list and creates the mappings.

For example, the following two lines are part of a MIME types file:

type=text/html    exts=htm,html
type=text/plain    exts=txt

If the extension of the requested resource is htm or html, the type-by-extension file sets the type to text/html. If the extension is .txt, the function sets the type to text/plain.


The following table describes parameters for the type-by-extension function.

Table 7–69 type-by-extension Parameters




(Optional) Common to all obj.conf functions. Adds a bucket to monitor performance. For more information, see The bucket Parameter.


ObjectType fn="type-by-extension"

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