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Re: C file recoginzed as image file

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: C file recoginzed as image file
Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2007 17:38:12 -0500
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> The point is that contents detection is not infallible, but it is much
> more reliable (if done correctly) than extension matching. I don't see
> why we should treat the latter as more significant (or even equally
> significant) that the former.

Content detection sometimes works well, but sometimes not.  OTOH name-based
detection overall works more reliably because that's what Unix has used for
many years.
I think that giving precedence to one over the other is an error.


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