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    ☆★☆★ silver trophy vgarcia's Avatar
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    Simple ContentType Question...

    Does anybody know the content type of a Quark XPress (*.qxd) file? Something like "application/msword" or "text/javascript" but for quark. I need to know it for a site I am working on.



    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Vinnie
    Last edited by vgarcia; Jun 6, 2002 at 07:36.

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    Xbox why have you forsaken me? moospot's Avatar
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    This is just an idea..IF you have it installed on your own machine. You can look up the MIME type in the 'File Types' tab. Go there by opening a windows explorer window and clicking Tools >> Folder Options.

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    That's the problem Moospot. I don't have Quark installed on my machine, and I'm trying to get it from the Marketing department at work (I am building a web application for them where I need to know MIME types) and they're too busy to talk to me. Figures. Well, thanks anyway, I'll keep hassling them.

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    Xbox why have you forsaken me? moospot's Avatar
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    I tried searching on Google but came up empty. Best of luck to you.

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    From the horse's mouth:

    http://www.quark.com/support/techinf...e.cfm?idx=4139

    I'd suggest trying "application/quark" or some such... search their extensive technotes and forums.

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    I looked in the registry of a Quark User, and there is no MIME-type associated with the *.qxd extension. I am leaving it in the database as application/octet-stream for now, as all of the other content types in the table are mapped and there are no *.exe or *.dll files to worry about a naming conflict with. Everything seems to be working out okay with that though, as I turned the application over to the Marketing dept. yesterday for review and haven't heard anything. Around here no news is great news, sadly.

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    Hey moospot, you live in O-town too? cool!

    --Vinnie

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    It's only worth sending the correct ContentType to the client (browser) if you want to make sure that browser plugins can recognise it and display it within the browser window (or helper application), or you want to help a streaming player to recognise the file being streamed. (However, even in these cases it's not always necessary!)

    Otherwise, all you need to do for a binary file is send the "application/octet-stream" ContentType header as you have discovered.


    M@rco

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    My ultimate solution was to open any MS file or PDF document in the browser, and let any other files download. The only other files in this case were the Quark Documents and Adobe Illustrator EPS files.

    It's for an intranet app so everyone has MS office and Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on their boxes by default at work.

    --Vinnie


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