MIME info spec: Handling containers/multiple MIME types per glob pattern

Waldo Bastian bastian at kde.org
Tue Nov 22 10:51:44 PST 2005

> Ideally a file manager would initially use fast extension based mime
> types while asynchronously sniffing to make sure they are what they say
> they are.

This is what KDE did at some point but the implication of it is that the type 
originally displayed and the type later used differs, with nasty security 
implications. You could of course warn the user about this when it happens 
(Does Gnome happen to do that?) but it would be rather bad if certain types 
of files would always trigger such warning.

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