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From Nick Kew <>
Subject Re: doubly defined extensions in mime.types
Date Wed, 20 Mar 2013 10:16:10 GMT

On 20 Mar 2013, at 03:47, Chris Darroch wrote:

> Hi --
>  I notice we have the .wmz and .sub file extentions each defined twice
> in trunk mime.types:
> .wmz: application/x-msmetafile, application/x-ms-wmz

Couldn't tell you how those arise.  Should we really include
any non-registered types (x-foo) other than as commented lines
indicating what a sysop might want to support?

> .sub: text/vnd.dvb.subtitle, image/vnd.dvb.subtitle

Bizarrely, both appear to be correct:

Anyone here active with IANA?  Looks like their mess!

>  Any ideas on which to keep?  I'm happy to make the trivial commit,
> but I don't follow the MIME action closely enough to know whether to
> go with the older or newer type mapping.

Dunno, but whatever happens, that certainly calls for a comment
to alert our users to a problem arising elsewhere.

Well spotted, Chris!

Nick Kew

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