[WEB4LIB] CSS problem really a server problem, need more help please

Andrew I. Mutch amutch at waterford.lib.mi.us
Fri Jul 9 16:20:22 EDT 2004


Do the following:

1) Fire up your Internet Services Manager.
2) Highlight the computer icon for your web site.
3) Right-click and select Properties.
4) The tab should be labeled "Internet Information Services" - Under
Computer MIME Map, click on the "File Types" button.
5) Look for .css in the list. Highlight it and click on Edit.
6) Change the content/type (MIME) to: text/css.
7) Click OK, OK and OK.

You may have to stop and start the web services for this to take effect.

Andrew Mutch
Library Systems Technician
Waterford Township Public Library
Waterford, MI

On Fri, 9 Jul 2004, Lynne Puckett wrote:

> Hello out there!
> Does anybody know how Microsoft IIS works? I wrote previously about how 
> only IE was recognizing the CSS on my library's new web page. Mr. Andrew 
> Cunningham, to whom profound thanks, taught me about Web-sniffer, which 
> says that my page's content-type is coming across as 
> "application/octet-stream" instead of "text/css" or whatever the correct 
> CSS designator is.
> My problem is, I don't know where to look in IIS to find out where to 
> correct this.  Web-sniffer says we're using IIS 2.0; the server is WINNT 
> 4.0 sp6 with the web options pack, which is supposed to be IIS 4.0. I 
> don't know what to look for in either version, and would greatly 
> appreciate an idiot's guide to changing the content-type in obsolete IIS 
> versions. (We're supposed to get a new web server sometime this fiscal 
> year, and I get to go to school for it as/when we do. Meantime, I'm 
> bone-ignorant, and plenty scared <grin>.)
> Any help intensely appreciated.
> Lynne

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