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Old 2nd December 2008
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Default Apache: problem with rewritten content-type header

Hi!

I'm sure there are some real Apache geniuses here, so maybe you can give me some advice.

I have the following problem:

* I have an Apache 2.2.10 server fronting a web application running on Tomcat 4.0.5 via ProxyPass directives.
* When I send a request to my web app directly at the Tomcat server it responds with content-type=application/xhtml+xml, which is what I want.
* If I send the request to the Apache server it responds with content-type=text/html.

Is there any way to configure Apache to respond with the corerct content type?

Thanks!

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Markus
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Old 3rd December 2008
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I'm not sure if this is what you are looking for, but anyway..

Code:
RewriteEngine on
RewriteBase /
RewriteCond %{HTTP_ACCEPT} application/xhtml\+xml
RewriteCond %{HTTP_ACCEPT} !application/xhtml\+xml\s*;\s*q=0
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} \.html$
RewriteCond %{THE_REQUEST} HTTP/1\.1
RewriteRule .* - [T=application/xhtml+xml]
Additional info could be found in the links below:
http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.0/mod/mod_rewrite.html
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/xm...tml/index.html
http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2003/03/19/dive-into-xml.html

Also, you may want to have a look at the DefaultType directive in the httpd.conf file. Check out mime.types too.

Good luck!
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Hi,

I've considered the RewriteConds - but I don't quite understand how to use them for a proxypassed URL. I guess I'll have to read up on that.

I've checked mime.types, and I think that they are set correctly - but I'll double check that. Also, I thought that mime.types only worked based on file extensions? The service I have does not serve "files", so the URL's have not file extension - for example
Code:
http://<app-name>/index?param1=value1&param2=value2
)

I'll check out DefaultType as well, I wasn't even aware that it existed.

Thank you for the pointers!
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