[standards-jig] sending mime-type during filetransfer

Richard Dobson richard at dobson-i.net
Tue Jan 13 09:44:07 UTC 2004


> One small note here. The newer Linux kernels (2.4.x, with patches and
> 2.6.0) include support for arbitrary attributes to be attached to files,
> a feature that is often compared to Mac's separate resource and data
> forks. See  http://acl.bestbits.at/. So at least one OS platform is in
> fact moving _towards_ including information like MIME types alongside
> the files.

Whoops sorry just re-read more deeply into it, it looks good, and does seem
to have mime type capability, is there an easy way applications can make use
of this, are they making use of it yet? Are there plans for the OS to use
the mime type to determine the correct app to use like in resource forks?

Richard




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