jmnielsen7 - 10:08 pm on Mar 21, 2013 (gmt 0)
Also, as a reference, this has been partially discussed on this forum before in an older thread I found here: [webmasterworld.com...]
However it seems that the issue remained unresolved and someone even wrote:
"The AddType / AddHandler stuff is beyond confusing and I usually end up trying several combinations before I find the one that works OK."
Which is a very defeatist attitude IMO (I say this partly tounge-in-cheek), and implies there is no explanation. There has to be an explanation! :-)
In that thread SteveWh also implies that there is a difference in how (strictly according to the Apache documentation) the directives are supposed to work and how they actually work (also unsatisfying - and confusing).