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HTTP Headers for File Downloads

I’ve written a PHP script that handles file downloads, determining which file is being requested and setting the proper HTTP headers to trigger the browser to actually download the file (rather than displaying it in the browser). I now have a problem where some users have reported certain files being identified incorrectly (so regardless of extension, the browser will consider

How do I find the MIME type of a file with PHP?

I have an index.php file which has to process many different file types. How do I guess the filetype based on the REQUEST_URI? If I request http://site/image.jpg, and all requests redirect through index.php, which looks like this How would I make that work correctly? Should I test based on the extension of the file requested, or is there a way