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Re: MIME Type for SVG images in SVN config

From: Jan Hendrik <list.jan.hendrik_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 2008 12:11:57 +0200

Concerning Re: MIME Type for SVG images in SVN
Kevin Grover wrote on 20 Jun 2008, 14:58, at least in part:

> Sorry to keep beating this dead horse, but I felt the need to point
> that while MIME is the _standard_ for file intended usage. It is
> _not_ the definitive standard for (nor does it even care) if a file is
> text or binary.

The horse may be dead, but wasn't the original intention of MIME -
or at least one significant - to just and simply differentiate between
plain text and binary stuff, with the former to be sent plain, while
the latter had to be encoded for transfer? For in the first place for
transmission it makes no difference if a file is text or an image or
something else, it only has to be ensured that all the characters 0-
255 are transferred correctly and independent of the character sets
in-between. The right side of the MIME type is rather an extension
for further finetuning on the user side, or so I understand it. If that's
so we are back at the way SVN treats things.

Jan Hendrik

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