HTTP MIME Type Handler Detection, September 2000
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Entities composing web pages to provide services over the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) frequently have the problem of not knowing what Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) types have handlers installed at a user's browser. This document summarizes reasonable techniques to solve this problem for most of the browsers actually deployed on the Internet as of early 2000. This memo provides information for the Internet community.
For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.
For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.