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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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Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi> changed:

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--- Comment #10 from Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi> 2011-10-14 12:58:56 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #9)
> Another problem is that file extensions are not platform-independent.

Now that Mac OS Classic is long gone, file name extensions are used on pretty
much all platforms that expose files to the user. Also, collision avoidance in
this space has worked remarkably well without IANA formalities.

> In particular, the web platform does not really have knowledge of them

That could be treated as a bug.

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