Re: File Types

        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 <>, Houston, Texas, USA

Received on Saturday, 15 July 1995 19:38:13 UTC