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From Matt Lewandowsky <>
Subject Re: new entries in mime.types for application/octet-string - applicability of IANA registry?
Date Wed, 14 Jun 2006 18:21:59 GMT
Message from at Wed, 14 Jun 2006 16:52:26 +0100:

> On Wed, Jun 14, 2006 at 11:32:50AM -0400, Jeff Trawick wrote:
>> jar is another question: Is there a reason not to add jar to the set
>> of extensions for application/octet-stream?
> application/java-archive is a common return for that one :-)
> Here's my full-list, based on what a lot of obscure software
> demands/expects:

This topic is one I've had to help many people with over the years for 
serving applications to wireless devices. In addition to .jar, the 
following is useful:

      text/ jad

This mime type is already in mime.types, but there is no extension for 
it, by default. This causes no end of grief for people who are serving 
J2ME apps for the first time as Sun is quite picky about the mime type 
being returned by the server, often.

So, if .jar makes it in, I'd personally like to see 
text/ get the jad extension. :)

Also, AFAIK, there is no other mime type which could be used for a .jad 
file. :)

Sorry for hijacking this further away from "application/octet-stream", 
but I really don't like that mime type, as a rule. ;)



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