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From Ben Laurie <...@algroup.co.uk>
Subject Re: .tgz MIME type?
Date Sun, 05 Dec 1999 22:53:58 GMT
"Roy T. Fielding" wrote:
> 
> >And where is Roy to weigh in on stuff like this when you need him? :-)
> 
> Too busy to read mail.
> 
> >> > Call it "application/x-tar-gzip" or something.
> 
> The answer is "application/gzip".  MIME types are not hierarchical,
> for reasons that are particularly lame.  Almost as lame as the reason
> there exists an "application/" major type.

But that's the wrong answer. Not that I disagree about the hierarchy
thing, but "gzipped tar" is a type in its own right, IMO.

Cheers,

Ben.

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