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From Berin Loritsch <>
Subject Re: [vote] Changing the mime type setting of a reader [was [RT]...]
Date Mon, 20 Oct 2003 13:21:54 GMT
Joerg Heinicke wrote:

> Carsten Ziegeler wrote:
>> - MIME type declared on the reader instance
>> - MIME type declared for the reader component
>> - Ask the Reader for a MIME type. A *.doc reader could peek
>> into the file
>>  and return either text/plain or application/vnd.msword.
>> - MIME type declared in WEB-INF/web.xml or by the server.
>> Is anyone who already voted against swapping 2nd and 3rd item?
>> Carsten
> Silent agreement :-)

Key thing is what is the maximum predictability for this?

What is the difference between point 2 and 3?  In essence it is how it is
written.  Are you caching the mime-type info?  Is this something that could
be cached on a per URL basis?  If so, then we can avoid costly calls to the
underlying medium for the Readers after we have identified it.


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  deserve neither liberty nor safety."
                 - Benjamin Franklin

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