Re: Why file content sniffing sucks

On Wed, 24 Dec 2003, Fabio Gomes wrote:

> File type determination by content is crap. It's a misfeature. It is 
> completely unnecessary. Its benefits do not compensate its drawbacks:

The "right solution" might be to use file content as a fallback if the
file extension doesn't have a completely unambiguous meaning.

	For *.txt filenames, always treat them as text/plain
	For a 'README' filename, guess based on content.

-- Elliot
At the School of Hard Knocks, tuition is always high.

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