mime-type database extensions / extension ambiguities
niels_h_jensen at hotmail.com
Wed Nov 26 23:30:28 EET 2003
For my software to run properly I had to include the (as far as I know)
non-official but widely accepted and used chemical mime-types into the mime
database. I have two questions regarding this:
1) What do you think about putting this (or such a) mime-type definition
file online at the freedesktop.org site so that others don't have write
their own files.
2) Because of this addition I now have extension ambiguities in my
definition (i.e. two different mime types use the same extension). I have
noticed that the rest of the database is free of such ambiguities. Is this
part of the specification?
To handle such ambiguities with my software I had to change the perl module
File::MimeInfo to return all possible extensions for a mime-type. Jaap
Karssenberg (the developer of this module) wrote me that he might implement
this functionality into the official module if it's not against the
freedesktop.org rules :-)
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