When in the simple html file listing in Artifactory (not simple browser) when you click on a text-based file such as a POM file it is downloaded. This is intended for tools like Maven to download files but a user may expect to want to view it in the browser directly as text.
This can be done by detecting if the user agent is a browser or not, if it is a browser we send the content as text rather than as a download.
"Allow Content Browsing" function in Artifactory allows a browser to show contents of xml and json files instead of downloading it. This request is to expand the same capability to other text files such as .pom, .md5, .sha1, and .md