FW: "Auto Detect" for attachment content type.

Benton, Kevin kevin.benton at amd.com
Fri Mar 10 17:19:03 UTC 2006

Cheap trick in browsers...

If you want to specify a file type via the URL of a CGI, use this


Apache knows enough to stop at the my.cgi.  The browser doesn't,
however, and will take the extension specified.

Kevin Benton
Perl/Bugzilla Developer/Administrator, Perforce SCM Administrator
Digital Media Pervasive Computing Solutions Group
Advanced Micro Devices
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-----Original Message-----
From: support-bugzilla-bounces at lists.mozilla.org
[mailto:support-bugzilla-bounces at lists.mozilla.org] On Behalf Of Max
Sent: Friday, March 10, 2006 6:40 AM
To: support-bugzilla at lists.mozilla.org
Subject: RE: "Auto Detect" for attachment content type.

On Fri, 2006-03-10 at 07:01 -0600, Jim Spurr wrote:
> 1)  I have tried many permutations of application/*excel, but have not
> yet succeeded.  Can someone confirm the proper string?

	I looked it up, it's:


> 2)  My browser is IE 6 on XP ... I cannot find any place that manages
> the file detection.  Can you provide any clues on where to look?

	You can't control it. It's built-in to the browser.

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