[WEB4LIB] Automatic proxy configuration files

Charles F. Bearden cbearden at ruf.rice.edu
Mon Apr 12 16:42:40 EDT 1999

On Mon, 12 Apr 1999, Jean-Marc Edwards wrote:

> Hi,
> I would like to know how "automatic proxy configuration" files can be 
> created ? Can someone point me in the right direction ?
> Jean-Marc Edwards
> Bibliothécaire (Internet et Formation)
> Division des systèmes 
> Bibliothèques de l'Université d'Ottawa
> 65, rue Université C.P. 450, Succ.A
> Ottawa (Ontario) K1N 6N5 Canada
> Courriel : jedwards at uottawa.ca
> Site Web du Réseau de bibliothèques : 
>   http://www.uottawa.ca/library/accueil.html

Proxy autoconfig files for Netscape are created with a subset of 
JavaScript commands.  Documentation can be found at:


As the Netscape Knowledge Base page at


indicates, you must configure your server to send the correct MIME 
header with the autoconfig files when a browser retrieves them.

I don't think MSIE supports these files.

Let me know if you have more questions.  I have messed around with 
these a little bit.

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