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Method

[Client_ContentType] returns the MIME type requested by the current HTTP request. The MIME type is used by the Web server to determine what type of file to return. Common MIME types include 'image/gif' or 'image/jpeg' for image files.

Note: This tag is reliant on the information which is sent from the Web server with each page request. Most Web servers do not send along content type information for text types such as 'text/plain', 'text/html', or 'text/xml'. In these cases this method will return nothing.

[Client_ContentType] is provided as backwards compatibility. For new Lasso 9 projects it we recommended using [web_request->contentType]

  • Syntax
Client_ContentType
Examples
  • Beginner

To return different content based on the requested MIME type:

Use the [Client_ContentType] method to determine the type of content that was requested. The following example includes either an JPEG image or GIF image depending on what MIME type was requested.

Code

if(Client_ContentType >> 'jpg')
	include('image_jpg.lasso')
else(Client_ContentType >> 'gif')
	include('image_gif.lasso')
/if

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