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Re: Text

1998-10-25 13:12:39
At 1998-10-25 11:33, Chris Newman wrote:

On Sat, 24 Oct 1998, Ashley Yakeley wrote:
This seems to be the way things are heading. I personally would like to 
see MIME content-type headers used by file-systems, a system superior for 
various reasons to the 'magic number', filename-extension and MacOS 
4-byte code systems.

As long as we have untyped protocols like FTP, magic numbers will remain

Oh yes: new file formats should definitely use them where possible. But 
unfortunately not all formats have them, so any system that relies on 
them exclusively is going to end up typing a large number of files in a 
sort of miscellaneous/plain-text/octet-stream category, which is not very 

Ashley Yakeley, Seattle WA

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