IF systems have used a lot of file suffixes over the years. The torrent
has slowed down; people aren't creating new formats with quite the
enthusiasm that they did in the 1990s. But we still have a pretty large
list to keep track of. We want to make sure that binary formats aren't
Here is the Apache configuration file that is used
by this web server. It covers all the file suffixes I could find in the
archive. If you're configuring a modern Apache setup, just drop it into
your Apache config directory
here for more information).
If you want to use these settings on a shared
virtual host where you do not have administrative access, you can rename
the file to
.htaccess and put it in your top-level web
Most of the wacky file formats are just
application/octet-stream. There's special handling for
Z-code, Glulx, Blorb, and TADS 2 and 3 game files, since they're so common.
.gblorb files don't have
their own MIME types; they are served as "profiles" of
application/x-blorb. I'm not sure any software understands
profiles in this sense, but I like to think that it'll make something
magically work right someday.
If you have any comments, complaints, or suggestions, please send them to <tech .at. ifarchive .dot. org>.