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Re: document type sniffing

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2002 16:39:21 -0400 (EDT)
To: Keith Hopper <kh@waikato.ac.nz>
cc: <www-amaya@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0207311637150.2128-100000@tux.w3.org>

Hmmm. MacOS does this too.

But I think it is still valuable for Amaya users (and users of any editor) to
be able to override the default type of a document and force it to be opened
as something else. (The lack of this feature is my biggest complaint about
most editors I use)



On Tue, 30 Jul 2002, Keith Hopper wrote:

>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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