[erlang-questions] Serving PDF using Nitrogen/Inets

John Hughes <>
Fri Mar 9 10:49:27 CET 2012

Thank you! Problem solved. That's a useful file to know about!


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From: Jesse Gumm
Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2012 10:41 PM
To: Garrett Smith
Cc: John Hughes ; 
Subject: Re: [erlang-questions] Serving PDF using Nitrogen/Inets

Hi John,

In your nitrogen installation, check out /etc/inets_httpd.env, which
defines a few common mimetypes for inets.



On Wed, Mar 7, 2012 at 3:09 PM, Garrett Smith <> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 7, 2012 at 10:35 AM, John Hughes <>
> wrote:
>> I’m having trouble serving static pdf files using nitrogen (running on
>> inets
>> for the time being). I think they’re being served with the wrong content
>> type: my browser treats them as text and displays the PDF source;
>> moreover,
>> if I try to “save the page” then a .txt is appended to the file name (I’m
>> running on Windows 7). This happens if I visit a URL such as
>> http://localhost:8000/file.pdf in my browser (with nitrogen running on
>> the
>> same machine).
> When I use httpd/inets with modlib, I need to explicitly configure
> MIME types, even for images, css, etc. I wonder if Nitrogen does the
> same thing but has omitted pdf.
> You're seeing other mime types come through? E.g. css -> text/css?
> Garrett
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