Re: Why file content sniffing sucks

On Wed, 2003-12-24 at 09:12, Donald Henson wrote:
> > The type determination by content should be available in a context
> > menu/menu item such as "Discover file type" that, when the user clicks
> > on it, it discovers the type of the file and asks the user if he/she
> > wants to fix the file extension/suffix to match the discovered file
> > type.

That's an interesting idea.  I guess auto-detection could also be used
for files w/o extensions as well to at least provide a best guess. 

Certainly though, an extension on a file should be assumed to be correct
and content sniffing should not be done when one is present.


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