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Re: document type sniffing

From: Keith Hopper <kh@waikato.ac.nz>
Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2002 18:45:32 +1200
To: www-amaya@w3.org
Message-ID: <4b5e0686e6kh@waikato.ac.nz>

In article <3D44BF59.70108@cherokeescouting.org>,
   Brant Langer Gurganus <brantgurganus2001@cherokeescouting.org> wrote:
> I opened README.cvs from the CVS repository.  Amaya considers this a 
> text file since it does not have htm or html as an extension.  Amaya 
> should use another method for determining file types.

> Another alternative, probably the preferred method, is to have an Open 
> As... menu so I can say whether to open it as text or HTML.

     No! The best is to have an OS which allocates types to files
irrespective of what they might be named - and yes, there is one - I use it
over 99% of my time - it's called RISCOS and runs on an ARM processor!

     Unashamed plug!

                         Keith

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