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Re: Mathematica and NetScape


"Brian H. Marston" <c570529 at showme.missouri.edu> wrote:
>> Briefly, if you use a Unix version of Netscape you need to place
>> the line:
>> 
>>      application/mathematica; mathematica %s
>> 
>> in a file called .mailcap in your home directory.
>
>I did the above and also placed the line:
>
>application/mathematica ma
>
>in a file called .mime.types in my home directory.  

This part is *only* if you are running a WWW server, and it
needs to go where the httpd program will find it: in the
main config file for the program, or (probably - have not
tried it) individuals can set their own .mime.types in their
public_html directories.

>Then I re-opened Netscape and tried to view some .ma files.
>Unfortunately, the only file it worked with was 
>http://www.wri.com/mathematica/MathReader/sample.ma
>Every other file I tried from MathSource and from 
>http://www.phlab.missouri.edu:80/~math201h/fs95/
>came up in Netscape as a plain text file.
>

What I think is happening is that the missouri server uses the
type application/x-mathematica (where  "x-" is the prefix for
a provisional type not yet approved by the network authorities).
No problem - just add that type as well to .mailcap (or whatever
else one does for Windows and Macintosh):

 application/x-mathematica; mathematica %s

This is my setup and I can launch those missouri files no problemo.
You should check with the webmaster at that server and get the mime
type changed, if this is indeed what is going wrong.

I dont know what could be happening with the WRI server; if you
post up an explicit URL I'll take a look.

Incidentally, the official definition of application/mathematica 
can be found at:

ftp://ftp.isi.edu/in-notes/iana/assignments/media-types/application/mathematica

-Phillip Kent.



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