[standards-jig] sending mime-type during filetransfer

Mariusz Smykuła smys at lodz.mm.pl
Mon Jan 12 23:29:42 UTC 2004


W liście z pon, 12-01-2004, godz. 22:25, Richard Dobson pisze: 
> >
> Im not sure how this is going to help with the fact that the majority of
> operating systems have no place to store and use this mime type/content type
> that it is being proposed is sent along with the file. This mime
> type/content type is only useful if it will follow the file and later when
> the user tries to open it outside of the IM app use that mime type to
> determine what application to open the file in, AFAIK windows and linux will
> just use the file extension.

Majority operating system have system to use mime/types. Mime type is
required and used for all file transfer (http/ftp/mail) not for store
data. Storing data is OS problem... and Longhorn WinFS store mime type
in database...

This discussion is senseless.

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