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Why would we configure the mime types in the web.xml?
Where and at which time this information is used? And who uses it? (the pair mime-type/extension) ?

(I found nothing about in the specs... )

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When serving static resources, Tomcat will automatically generate a "Content-Type" header based on the resource's filename extension, and mime type mapping specified in the web.xml file.
For example -


<mime-mapping>
<extension>css</extension>
<mime-type>text/css</mime-type>
</mime-mapping>



Hope this answers your query.


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Thanks Liju
 
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