jrb at redhat.com
Tue Sep 30 22:12:27 EEST 2003
Thomas Leonard <tal00r at ecs.soton.ac.uk> writes:
> While thinking about the syntax for subclassing MIME types
> (application/x-python > text/plain > application/octet-stream) some more,
> it occurred to me that a syntax already exists for this.
Did I miss a discussion on adding additional subclassing to MIME Types?
They already have a natural inheritance. For example, text/plain is
already text, and image/gif is also an image. The fact that people
rarely use this information leads me to think that this subclassing is a
bad fit. I don't see what saying that text/plain is also
application/octet-stream actually buys us? What is the problem we're
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