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Re: OT: FireFox shows source instead of running ..

Jamie Bohr wrote:
I have having a weird FireFox problem. In stead of FireFox parcing the code I see the source code (right click on any web page and see "View Page Source"). A good example of this would be http://webclient2.omnipod.com/. Any ideas?

Hi Jamie,

Here's a follow up on the omnipod site.

Telnet to webclient2.omnipod.com 80
GET / HTTP/1.1
HOST: webclient2.omnipod.com

You will receive the following headers followed by the requested document. Here are the supplied headers.

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2005 20:27:39 GMT
Server: Apache
Last-Modified: Tue, 30 Aug 2005 15:33:48 GMT
ETag: "195e3-18eb-43147c5c"
Accept-Ranges: bytes
Content-Length: 6379
Content-Type: text/plain

Now, look at the last header. It is not text/html, it is text/plain. That is an express instruction to your browser to display the document as received *without* any parsing. (Actually, I'd bet the browser wraps the document in a <pre></pre> tag set so that the browser's style settings are applied to its display.)

Firefox is doing exactly as requested. omnipod's webserver is misconfigured. To wit, its index.html is delivered with a text/html header, its index.shtml is not. The Apache webserver has directives that control that, they're just not set (correctly).

Hope that explains that in enough detail.

(Hey, Omnipod!!!)


PS.  didn't find any problem with spamcom.net

   Jamie Bohr

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