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Re: [Subclipse-users] MIME types

From: Jens Seidel <jensseidel_at_users.sourceforge.net>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2008 16:09:47 +0200

On Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 10:01:56AM -0400, Mark Phippard wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 9:59 AM, Hendrik Maryns
> <qwizv9b02_at_sneakemail.com> wrote:
> > Second question: is it useful to enter more specific MIME types then the
> > generic application/octet-stream? Does it make any difference anywhere
> > if it says image/png or application/x-tex? The latter might be
> > problematic, I suppose, since it doesn't say 'text', although a TeX file
> > is text only and should not be excluded from contextual merge.
> If there is a MIME type, and it is not text/* then the file will not
> support contextual merging and is treated as binary. The main purpose

Even if svn:eol-style = native is set?

> of the MIME type is simply to serve it via HTTP using that mime type.
> When accessing the repository directly via HTTP GET command.

I read also that it may be used in the future by compare viewers. Images
cannot be (in general) compared using svn diff.


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