Re: FTP type proposed solution..

From: Goncalo Valverde <>
Date: Wed, 26 Feb 1997 19:02:30 +0100 (MET)

 Well, another argument in favor of the solucion proposed of checking the
first bytes of the file is the folowing cenario:
 Imagine you have a file called which is a text description to Since this is an
ascii file the mime type should be text/plain.
 But in ftpget in mime_get_type we got the folowing:

 * If there are two extensions and both are listed in the types table
 * then return the leftmost extention type. The rightmost extention
 * type becomes the content encoding (eg .gz)

 So ftpget looks at the file name and thinks: "humm.. this seems a text
file.. but wait! it as another extension just before .txt... its .zip!
Ahah! you think you could fool me! This is a zip file! so the mime type is
application/x-zip-compressed" .. which is obviously wrong ..

\       Esoterica - Novas Tecnologias de Informacao, SA
:-)     Goncalo Valverde
Received on Wed Feb 26 1997 - 10:12:01 MST

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