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Re: [widgets] Content-type sniffing and file extension to MIME mapping

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Mon, 01 Dec 2008 17:05:08 -0800
Message-ID: <493489C4.1010203@sicking.cc>
To: Marcos Caceres <marcosscaceres@gmail.com>
CC: public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>

Marcos Caceres wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 2, 2008 at 12:22 AM, Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc> wrote:
>> Marcos Caceres wrote:
>>> On Mon, Dec 1, 2008 at 11:48 PM, Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc> wrote:
>>>> Marcos Caceres wrote:
>>>>> Ok, hearing no objections, then I propose we bake in the following
>>>>> file extensions into the spec (we can debate which MIME types to use
>>>>> after we settle on the extensions!):
>>>>>
>>>>> .html
>>>>> .htm
>>>>> .css
>>>>> .gif
>>>>> .jpeg
>>>>> .png
>>>>> .js
>>>>> .json
>>>>> .xml
>>>>> .txt
>>>>>
>>>>> The following we should probably bake in too:
>>>>> .mp3
>>>>> .swf
>>>>> .wav
>>>>> .svg
>>>>> .ico
>>>> I'm not a big fan of "endorsing" mp3 given that it's a patented format
>>>> that
>>>> can't be implemented by FOSS software.
>>>>
>>>> / Jonas
>>>>
>>> Ok, no MP3. maybe you can suggest some other suitable audio format?
>> I'd stick with wav for now. Possibly also FLAC.
> 
> Ok, sounds good. I suppose flac has a .flac extension? (sorry, apart
> from mp3 and wav, I don't know audio formats at all!)

I'm mostly in the same boat :)

But it does look like .flac is the preferred extension.

/ Jonas
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