multiple mime-types for the same file?
gabor at z10n.net
Mon May 24 15:31:48 EEST 2004
i apologize if this question has been asked before, i wasn't able to
the actual problem:
let's have a python script: script.py .
it's detected as application/x-python.
but . imagine i get a mail with the python file attached.
my mail client has a simple policy: text/* (and image/* maybe)
can be displayed in his internal viewer, the rest not.
so i cannot see my python file in the internal viewer....
because a python script is an application, not a text file ...
BUT it IS a text file..
(the same applies btw. to shell scripts)
i think the problem is now clear....
1. is it possible to assign more mime-types to the same file?
2. are the mime-prefixes (application,text,image) somehow described..
what they exactly mean?
3. if there's no way to have more mime-types for a given file... what
should a program like the mailclient do? special-case all
known-that-it-is-a-text-file program files?
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