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Authored by: Ilgaz on Aug 08, '05 05:32:04PM

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Why are the .sitx (or .sit, or .hqx) files I post on my server for downloading, displaying in users' browsers rather than downloading to their machines?

Web server software displays the contents of files in a client's browser unless it "knows" or is told to do otherwise. This is done by setting the correct MIME Types for specific types of files that should be treated as downloads for example.

As StuffItX (.sitx) is a relatively new format, an existing web server may not be aware of it and thus may display these files in a client's browser rather than cause them to be downloaded to their computer. This can be solved by adding an entry for StuffItX to the MIME types settings for the web server.

For an Apache web server add this line:

application/x-stuffitx sitx

to the following file:


Here are the settings for some other StuffIt files. You'll probably find your server is already aware of them and that these lines exist in the mime.types file:

application/x-stuffit sit

application/mac-binhex40 hqx

You can find information on other MIME types on the Internet media type registry at:

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