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Re: Text mime types

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: 2005-06-12 00:18:53 CEST

Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> We would need a keyword for charset encoding and a keyword for
> file encoding. For instance, a file file-in-utf8.txt.gz would
> have a text/plain MIME type, a utf8 charset encoding and a gzip
> file encoding.

No. The example "file-in-utf8.txt.gz" is an example of one encoding within
another. It is only feasible for a tool like Subversion to know about the
outermost encoding (gzip in this example). If the user unzips the file and
wants to store the resulting file "file-in-utf8.txt" in Subversion, THEN is the
time when the user must tell Subversion the encoding of this new file.

If Subversion was designed to automatically zip and unzip files, then it would
probably need to know the inner encoding; but it isn't.

- Julian

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