Re: MIME extensions.

On Thu, 5 Aug 1999, James M. Cape wrote:

> wrote:
> > 
> > File extensions should never be trusted.  Unix has a command called
> > "file" which should be used to determine file type.
> > 
> > The absolute WORST thing about win95 is how it associates an
> > "extension" with an application.  This isn't being considered for
> > Gnome or GMC, is it??  please god, NO.

I think that file should be used, but that filename extensions should be
used only as a visual aid to the user.

> At the moment, file extensions are used. Hopefully, they will be
> replaced with the actual file type, but before that happens, Gmc needs a
> way to deal with network mounts intellegently (and turn off things like
> "file" for a network mount).

I thought GMC is now only in development for bug-fixes? That's what I just
got told via system.

James Green
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