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Response. ContentType difference when transmiting a zip file

Can you tell me the difference between "application/zip" and "x-zip-compressed"?

Note: Also which is one is legacy (if applicable) and if there is any issue with IE6,7,8

I am using Response.TransmitFile to send a zip to the client browser and I notice that some sample code on web uses one or the other as the value for Response.ContentType property.
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Thanks, but what is the difference/advantages between them?
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x-zip-compressed is more common in these days. See "IE4 onwards" quoted above.


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Again, what is the difference/advantages between them?
if it is more common why? If it is non-standard MIME, does it mean it is not supported on every OS?
yjchong514: I have already had a working system, I am just curious about why people use either one of this context types and if there is any limitation about them that I need to be aware of.
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Agree with TheLearnedOne is an interesting research question.
Thanks to all for your time.