Solved

ASP linked stylesheet mime type problem in firefox

Posted on 2009-04-10
3
583 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I have an asp page that ignores the stylesheet in firefox. I have researched it and understand the problem, just not how to fix it. The error that I get in the error console is: the stylesheet XXXX was not loaded because it's mime type "application/octet-stream" is not "text/css".

Here is my link line:

<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="stylesheets/style.css">
I have tried different link references, /stylesheets/style.css, ./stylesheets/style.css including full url. I have also tried adding <% response.contenttype="text/css" %> before the line, but that did not help either as the page nows opens up in viewsource mode. The server is sending the linked stylesheet with the same mime type as the page and firefox, correctly, does not assume the correct mime type.
0
Comment
Question by:troyd1
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 42

Accepted Solution

by:
David S. earned 500 total points
ID: 24120688
The simplest solution would be to change the mime-type the server associates with the ".css" extension.

Another would be to rename the stylesheet to "style.asp" and then set response.contenttype at the top of the file.
0
 

Author Comment

by:troyd1
ID: 24169840
The first does not work for asp pages. It treats them all as asp. FF requires the content type to be text/css.
0
 
LVL 42

Expert Comment

by:David S.
ID: 24170741
> FF requires the content type to be text/css.

Yes, I know.  Perhaps you don't understand what I meant.
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
How to show result of a NULL value at random? 32 41
Autoprefixer and text editors 1 26
Custom Form Design to Match this example 1 18
Put shading on half of picture 8 30
Introduction A frequently asked question goes something like this:  "I am running a long process in the background and I want to alert my client when the process finishes.  How can I send a message to the browser?"  Unfortunately, the short answer …
Styling your websites can become very complex. Here I'll show how SASS can help you better organize, maintain and reuse your CSS code.
In this Micro Tutorial users will learn how to embed custom fonts into websites using @font-face in CSS Select a font: Ensure the EULA allows you to use @font-face: Download the font: Get the browser-compatible files you need: Edit your CSS       - Name …
In this Micro Tutorial viewers will learn how to create navigation buttons that change on rollover, using CSS (Continuation of the CSS Image Sprite tutorial) Create a parent ID for all the list items       - Specify position: absolute and display: block…

863 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

20 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now