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How can I set Content-Type header to the content generated from reply.view? #1760

midnight-wonderer opened this issue Jul 7, 2014 · 1 comment


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@midnight-wonderer midnight-wonderer commented Jul 7, 2014

I want to set Content-Type header to the content generated from reply.view.
Here what I tried.

this is my route:

    path: "/someawesome.txt",
    method: "GET",
    handler: function(request, reply) {
        reply.view("mytemplate", {title:"mytitle"}

It reply with text/html as the Content-Type. (not what I expected)
I also tried using header method instead of type method without success.
The MIME type got overrode somewhere else.

What's the proper way to set Content-Type in this situation?
and Why doesn't my method works?

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@midnight-wonderer midnight-wonderer commented Jul 7, 2014

I just debug the hapi server and found out that it got overrode in


So it look like in order to set the content type I have to set (config) it beforehand (since hapi server being created) by passing it as views.contentType and no mechanism to override.

IMO you guys have weird approach for doing things.
my Content-Type got overrode without my consent (also the solution is to override it to something else) and this approach make me unable to use same file extension for templates file (with same template engine) that have different MIME-Type.

Anyway I'm totally new to hapi. I might be wrong. If someone have something to add please do so. Probably you have proper solution to set Content-Type per request rather than using different file extension on template files.


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fix content-type overriding issue #1760.
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