Browser Compatibility Check BugMimeTextPlain


HTML code served with content-type: text/plain should render as HTML source code, but renders as a web page in Internet Explorer 8 and earlier.


Content-type: text/plain tells browsers to display content as plain text (but this is ignored by old versions of Internet Explorer). This can be deliberate (when used to share HTML snippets), but can also happen on Apache when files with unknown extensions are returned as text/plain.

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This page describes a web site issue detected by SortSite Desktop and OnDemand Suite.

Rule ID: BugMimeTextPlain