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Select the TEST buttons on the right to test your viewers. If you do not have a viewer, or if it is installed incorrectly, then you need to go to the appropriate subsections. Select the text on the left to go to the appropriate subsections and download a viewer. The objects closer to the top of the list are more generic than those near the bottom. There are discussions and viewers for UNIX systems, MACs, and PCs in each subsection:

    Text

  1. Plain Text . . . . . . . . . .TEST

  2. WWW viewer (HTML document) . .TEST

  3. TSV database graph . . . . . .TEST

  4. SGML document. . . . . . . . .TEST



    Images

  5. GIF image. . . . . . . . . . .TEST

  6. JPEG image . . . . . . . . . .TEST

  7. TIFF image . . . . . . . . . .TEST

  8. CGM image. . . . . . . . . . .TEST

  9. Group III Fax image . . . . . TEST

  10. PNG image. . . . . . . . . . .TEST

  11. XBM image. . . . . . . . . . .TEST

  12. SVG image. . . . . . . . . . .TEST



    Audio

  13. AU audio . . . . . . . . . . .TEST

  14. AIFF audio . . . . . . . . . .TEST TEST TEST TEST

  15. MP3 (mpeg) audio . . . . . . .TEST(1.4MB)

  16. WAV audio . . . . . . . . . . TEST

  17. RA audio . . . . . . . . . . .TEST TEST TEST



    Video

  18. MPEG video . . . . . . . . . .TEST TEST(110kB video, 4.9MB video+audio)

  19. QuickTime video. . . . . . . .TEST(1.7MB)

  20. AVI video. . . . . . . . . . .TEST



    Misc. / Applications

  21. Email MIME test. . . . . . . .TEST(form)

  22. GZIP compression . . . . . . .TEST



    documents

  23. Postscript document. . . . . .TEST(100kB)

  24. Mathematica Notebook . . . . .TEST(210kB)

  25. PDF (Acrobat) document . . . .TEST(130kB)

  26. EVY (Envoy) document . . . . .TEST

  27. HPGL document . . . . . . . . TEST



    models

  28. VRML 3D model. . . . . . . . .TEST

  29. X3D 3D model . . . . . . . . .TEST

  30. Mesh model . . . . . . . . . .TEST

  31. IGES CAD object. . . . . . . .TEST



    objects

  32. Chemical object. . . . . . . .TEST

  33. V5D dataset object . . . . . .TEST(530kb)




Notice on getting viewers:

The links to other sites in these subsections will put you in the correct directories to get the viewers. The links will not get the documents for you automatically since the current versions of the files change frequently. Thus, after following a link, download the file that you want to your computer.

Selecting these local copies off of the VTP will get the files for you and place them on your system. A dialog box will usually appear asking where you want to put the program on your computer.

Files ending in .Z and .tar are for UNIX workstations, those ending in .zip are for PCs, and those ending in .hqx are for MACs. Programs that end in .gz are typically for UNIX workstations but since this format is supported on all three platforms and is also used to efficiently compress data, then it could be for any platform.


Uncompression utilities:

Many of the programs are also located locally on this server which should allow for faster downloads. These are usually represented as literal files names and usually have extensions like: .Z, .tar, .gz, .zip, .hqx, etc. There are compression/decompression tools for Macintosh and for numerous platforms are available on line. You can also get MIME decoders from the above links.



File type information:

The above data objects are a small sample of the approved MIME data types . More detailed information about the MIME types is also available. The format specification for many of the MIME types is documented in [RFC1521] and [RFC1522]. An RFC archieve and the IETF Home Page are also available. See the MIME FAQ for additional information. Information about the various internet drafts is also available.

You can also get MIME decoders from the links in the Uncompression Utilities section (above) .

Additional information is available from the archieve of the MIME type discussion list. For those authors wishing to register a new MIME type, the Registration form for MIME media types is on-line.

If you have an object with an extension that you don't recognize, then you may be able to find it listed in the The Programmer's File Format Collection or the Extensions List.



General installation notes:

Unix:
Edit the mailcap file (either ~/.mailcap or /usr/local/lib/mosaic/mailcap) to add the MIME type viewer mapping list. On the other hand, the MIME type extension mapping list is maintained on the document's server (/usr/local/etc/httpd/conf/mime.types). See the above subsections for additional information on each specific viewer.

PCs:
The viewer configuration is set in the 'Helper Applications' settings or the 'External Viewer' settings section of your Web browser. Add the MIME type to the list if it doesn't already exist, then enter the extension. Finally, select the application to use as the viewer. See the above subsections for additional information on each specific viewer.

Mac:
The viewer configuration is set in the 'Helper Applications' settings in the 'Preferences...' submenu. Add the MIME type to the list if it doesn't already exist, then enter the extension. Finally, select the application to use as the viewer. See the above subsections for additional information on each specific viewer.



Notice about Non-English languages:

Takada Toshihiro, of NTT, has added a multi-localization enhancement to XMosaic to support many languages (Czech, Cyrillic, Greek, Hebrew, Turkish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, ...). Mixed language documents are presently not supported.



Notice to software authors:

If you are the author of one of the mentioned viewers, please send mail to us indicating your preferred FTP distribution site. This will allow this list to point to the latest copies of your programs.



Notice to web server administrators:

If you are setting up a server to serve documents, then you also need to configure the server software to transmit the correct MIME type information. To set up the server software correctly, it is necessary to edit the configuration file. Presently, we have the following available:

  1. mime.types for NCSA's httpd, usually in /usr/local/lib/mosaic for UNIX httpd servers.



Notice to HTML Page authors:

Although there are numerous data types which you could put in your HTML documents, it is recommended that you keep to the more common data types which will allow more people to see your objects.








If you have questions about this page, contact:

Scott D. Nelson, nelson18@llnl.gov

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Last Modified: August 17, 2017

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