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Re: File Types

From: Rick Troth <TROTH@ua1vm.ua.edu>
Date: Sat, 15 Jul 95 18:34:47 CDT
Message-Id: <9507152338.AA10720@www10.w3.org>
To: www-talk@www10.w3.org
        I've been thinking on a format for an  extension<-->type
map file which would include canonicalization.   Something like

                .gif        image/gif       binary

        This is primarily a server concern.   Clients might can usually
consult a mailcap file.   Should the two be rolled together?

        Also,  notice the problem of canonicalization where it can be
hard to determine (sometimes) from the MIME type,  as with PGP:

                .pgp        application/pgp     binary
                .asc        application/pgp     text


Rick Troth <troth@ua1vm.ua.edu>, Houston, Texas, USA
Received on Saturday, 15 July 1995 19:38:13 UTC

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