mnot’s blog

Design depends largely on constraints.” — Charles Eames

Wednesday, 10 December 2003


Oh, for shame, Apple, for shame.

mnot-laptop:~> uname -a
Darwin localhost.local 7.0.0 Darwin Kernel Version 7.0.0: Wed Sep 24 15:48:39 
PDT 2003; root:xnu/xnu-517.obj~1/RELEASE_PPC Power Macintosh powerpc
mnot-laptop:~> echo "<a href='/'>test</a>" > ~/Sites/test.txt
mnot-laptop:~> chmod a+r ~/Sites/test.txt 
mnot-laptop:~> curl -is http://localhost/~mnot/test.txt | grep Content-Type
Content-Type: text/plain
mnot-laptop:~> open http://localhost/~mnot/test.txt

Safari displays content with a text/plain media type as HTML

Please get a clue, Apple.


Marc g said:

Congratulations. I think this may be one of the most nitpicky standards related posts ever. Are you trying to impress someone sitting next to you at XML2003?

Thursday, December 11 2003 at 3:02 AM

Robert Sayre said:

that one is pretty bad, too.

Wednesday, January 11 2006 at 2:33 AM