[mime-info database] inode types

David Faure dfaure at trolltech.com
Sun Aug 24 20:38:54 EEST 2003

On Sunday 24 August 2003 13:06, Thomas Leonard wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 23, 2003 at 10:51:50PM +0200, Jaap Karssenberg wrote:
> [...]
> > One could also argue that when the 'inode/file' type exist this should
> > be the default instead of 'text/plain', because it is a more accurate
> > description for a file without a determined mime-type.
> What's the difference between inode/file and application/octet-stream?
> They seem to be exactly the same thing (ie, any regular file). What would
> you use inode/file for that you can't do with application/octet-stream?

Good point - I agree with that line of thought. The naming is what it is
(i.e. not exactly self-documenting), but it's the de-facto standard for
unrecognized file types.

David FAURE, faure at kde.org, sponsored by Trolltech to work on KDE,
Konqueror (http://www.konqueror.org), and KOffice (http://www.koffice.org).

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