I've noticed this problem with increasing frequency lately... only Opera and only php.net (although I don't visit so many different sites in Opera - mainly just for developing).
I frequently get prompted to download gzip (specifically "application/x-gzip") compressed pages, rather than the browser uncompressing them and displaying them normally, like every other browser. However, this appears to be a bit random. The same page will later display perfectly OK in Opera, sometimes just seconds later.
Unfortunately, right now, the php.net site has become unusable for me in Opera (Chrome is OK). For every other page I'm being prompted to download (or the page is completely messed up, missing styles etc.!?)
Is this really a problem with Opera / mime-types? (Well, it is a problem because it doesn't work in Opera, but does in all other browsers.) Or is php.net doing something funny? (php.net appears to be the only site affected!?)
(I'm sure I've had this problem in the dim and distant past as well, so it may not be a recent Opera issue?)