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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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Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com> changed:

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--- Comment #4 from Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com> 2011-01-11 01:50:23 UTC ---
I don't see what compat problems could come from this.  Using a file extension
in @accept would just let browsers filter the file upload dialogs by file
extension, a functionality already present in major OSes and used by many
programs to good effect.

Browsers don't need to care about what the extensions represent or what type of
files the author is "really" talking about.  They just need to know that the
author wants files with a particular extension.  That's easy information to get
from the OS, and useful for the user.

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