Apache XML Mime sniffer

Matthew Sergeant (EML) Matthew.Sergeant at eml.ericsson.se
Tue Apr 20 13:59:12 BST 1999

This didn't appear to hit the list last time I sent it... Melissa syndrome
on our mail server...


After discussions earlier on this list about how it would be useful to have
an XML Mime sniffer for Apache, I went ahead and coded one. Unfortunately it
uses mod_perl, so it's not going to be the best solution for everyone, but
it works for me :-)

It allows you to return any mime type you like, you can even configure that
on a per-directory basis, and it defaults to application/xml. It correctly
detects utf-16. I've tested it on a number of different encoded XML files,
although obviously not every XML file going. There are bound to be bugs, but
this is a first stab at getting something that works.

Anyway, it should be on CPAN rsn, for the impatient you can get it at

Perl on Win32, PerlScript, ASP, Database, XML
GCS(GAT) d+ s:+ a-- C++ UL++>UL+++$ P++++$ E- W+++ N++ w--@$ O- M-- !V 
!PS !PE Y+ PGP- t+ 5 R tv+ X++ b+ DI++ D G-- e++ h--->z+++ R+++

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