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[Bug 11482] Requiring MIME types like application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document in order to allow a .docx file to be uploaded is far too technical for the layman. On the other hand it is equally impractical for web developers to keep an

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Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2011 09:22:29 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=11482

Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
                 CC|                            |ian@hixie.ch
         Resolution|                            |WONTFIX

--- Comment #6 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> 2011-02-16 09:22:28 UTC ---
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Status: Rejected
Change Description: no spec change
Rationale: I'm rejecting this mostly on the grounds Anne laid out in comment 5:
accept="" isn't even remotely well implemented as it is, so adding yet more
features to it already seems a bit dodgy. In practice I expect people will just
pick the file regardless of the extension or type, anyway, so the feature is
arguable not that useful in the first place.

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