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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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David Singer <singer@apple.com> changed:

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--- Comment #3 from David Singer <singer@apple.com> 2010-12-07 17:25:29 UTC ---
MIMe types may be awkward, but at least they are documented.  File extensions
are, as far as I know, completely unregistered.  There are some web sites with
incomplete maps (NIST had one, and there is fileext) and a number of known
conflicts (the same extension used for two meanings).  I fear that this would
not result in good interoperability.

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