Shared-mime checking order
sanelz at gmail.com
Mon Aug 6 04:16:41 PDT 2007
> One other reason is performance. Magic detection is extremely seek heavy
> and thus performs extremely bad.
Yea, correct indeed.
> A more significant problem is that network protocols do not support
> parallel connections and thus sniffing without lag, and we have to
> resort to extensions anyway (.txt on FTP, for instance). It's just not
> feasible to read() remote files before opening them, at least not if we
> do not cache the results [which is done for thumbnailing].
Yes. Beside this, (just thinking) directory with list permission (but no
read of it's files) is also one of the reasons to see extension approach as
Hm... maybe in specs all these pros/cons could be noted so people does
not get impression that this is 'extended copy' of behaviour from
Windows. In few chats, what I could see, for most of them after specs reading,
first association was broken mime system from Windows.
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