Re: Why file content sniffing sucks

On Fri, Dec 26, 2003 at 02:22:24PM +0100 or thereabouts, Ingo Ruhnke wrote:
> Elliot Lee <sopwith redhat com> writes:
> > e.g.:
> > 	For *.txt filenames, always treat them as text/plain
> > 	For a 'README' filename, guess based on content.
> Why start guessing for README on the content? I haven't meet any
> README file in my live that wasn't plain text, and the ones that were

I have, actually. Once. And it threw me completely. It turned out
to be a PDF or a PS file or something, which I tried to read with
'less' without X running. :)

But although that was recent (well, more than a year ago, less
than two years), it's the only time I have ever met that.


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