[Zope] Zope and mime types ???

Thomas B. Passin tpassin@mitretek.org
Wed, 10 Oct 2001 10:14:10 -0400

> My problem is that I am starting to see a lot more rtf and plain text
> files with .doc extensions. People say they want things as word documents
> and if you give them something.txt or .rtf they freak out. However if you
> give it a .doc extension word will open it. However this seems like a good
> way to break various word processing programs. Extensions are a hack and
> they need to be completely eliminate.
We can eliminate them the day you can interrogate a file and have it tell
you what type it is.  That capability is way overdue, but current file
formats do not support such a capability.  Until then, we need extensions.


Tom P