Re: FTP type proposed solution..

From: Henrik Nordstrom <>
Date: Tue, 25 Feb 1997 22:39:20 +0100

The problem is still there. If the detection fails on a file, then some
users WILL NOT BE ABLE to download the file whatever they do, since
text/plain is just text/plain and as such triggers automatic translation
of newlines and other nice things that are very bad when applied to
binary files.

Henrik Nordström
Trevor Paquette wrote:
> Simple, yet will solve 95% of all the files out there. I have used this before
> in trying to determine if a file is binary or not, and I have only had it fail
> twice. I set 'X' to the first 256 bytes of the file.
> Can do?
Received on Tue Feb 25 1997 - 14:18:28 MST

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