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Roel van der Hoorn

Rails does not recognize the "text/*" MIME type

Reported by Roel van der Hoorn | February 21st, 2011 @ 10:36 AM

Some web crawlers use the "text/*" MIME type in the HTTP ACCEPT header in their request. This makes Rails throw a MissingTemplate error.

This ticket covers only the part that "text/*" should return any text type (e.g. text/html, text/plain). And "image/*" any image type for that matter.

Note that this issue is not the same as #5113, which covers the MissingTemplate part, instead of returning a 406 (Not Acceptable), if the HTTP ACCEPT header requests only MIME types for which the respond_to block does not have an adequate response.

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