Server configuration error for - was Re: seeing asp files in firefox

Tim Frost timfrost at
Fri Nov 11 04:23:48 UTC 2005

It is definitely a server configuration error.  When I telnet to port 80
on, and get the page, it returns a content-type of
text/plain, rather than text/html (see the log at the end of this
email).   Firefox (and other non-M$ browsers) displays text/plain as is,
rather than processing the HTML tags.  Hopefully, the web master for can fix the server configuration.

Incidentally, as you can see from the HTTP headers returned, the server
is APACHE on Unix, and NOT M$, so I suspect that the .asp suffix on the
page should in fact be .html, unless it is supposed to be a PHP page.


On Fri, 2005-11-11 at 11:30 +1100, Colin Bell wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 10, 2005 at 06:59:36PM -0500, Kush Singh wrote:
> > At present i am using firefox 1.0.7 in breezy and when i go to the link 
> > containing an asp file (such as i 
> > can only see the source text of the asp file. ie it does not render 
> > automatically in the browser till i save the file as with the extension 
> > html or htm.
> I get the same in Firefox on Windows for this page, but it works with
> other ASP pages (e.g. In Internet
> Explorer I get a 'cannot find server' error. I'd put this down as a
> problem with the server, nothing wrong with your version of Firefox.

$ telnet 80
Connected to
Escape character is '^]'.
get /home_page.asp HTTP/1.1

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-Length: 10140
Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2005 09:00:14 GMT
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
Server: Apache/2.0.42 (Unix) PHP/4.2.3 mod_jk/1.2.0
Last-Modified: Mon, 31 Oct 2005 06:58:29 GMT
ETag: "db927-279c-5dd18f40"
Accept-Ranges: bytes
Keep-Alive: timeout=15, max=57

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