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[Bug 11482] WF2: Change accept="" to accept file extensions as well as MIME types (maybe based on whether they start with a period)

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Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2011 14:48:36 +0000
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--- Comment #15 from Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi> 2011-11-17 14:48:33 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #14)
> File extensions aren't any more exact than MIME types, IMHO. What's the format
> of a .doc file? There's dozens of software packages that use that extension.
> Even Word uses that same extension for multiple different formats.

Even if you can find an example of non-Word files being named .doc, it doesn't
make MIME types and and file name extensions equally (in)exact. Chances are
that for upload, a filter based on file name extension would still have a
better success rate than MIME types, because the current systems in use use
file name extensions, so a browser-provided always-incomplete mapping layer
isn't needed.

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