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Re: MIME types extension matching is case-sensitive

From: petermity <6t12-n6js_at_dea.spamcon.org>
Date: Wed, 09 Sep 2009 21:57:26 -0700

petermity <6t12-n6js_at_dea.spamcon.org> wrote:

>petermity <6t12-n6js_at_dea.spamcon.org> wrote:
>>petermity <6t12-n6js_at_dea.spamcon.org> wrote:
>>>petermity <6t12-n6js_at_dea.spamcon.org> wrote:
>>>>Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2009b_at_ryandesign.com> wrote:
>>>>>On Jun 2, 2009, at 03:37, Bolstridge, Andrew wrote:
>>>>>>>> I mean, there isn't any good reason why .jpg and .Jpg and .JPG
>>>>>>>> should
>>>>>>>> not match to the same mime-type, right?
>>>>>>> I can't think of any good reason, and nobody else has responded.
>>>>>> Frankly, I can't think why SVN isn't case-insensitive for
>>>>>> everything. If
>>>>>> anyone has myfile.txt, Myfile.txt and MYFILE.txt in the same directory
>>>>>> they need to be told about preventative maintenance :)
>>>>>I believe these would all come under the umbrella of backwards-
>>>>>incompatible changes, and thus could not be considered until
>>>>>Subversion 2.0 at the earliest.
>>>>I can understand that view for essential commit and other operations - but
>>>>it seems to me that for the specific case of mime-types-file extension
>>>>matching, there are unlikely to be any compatibility issues.
>>>Since there has been no further discussion - I looked in the Subversion
>>>Issue Tracker issue summaries for "case", "sensitive", and "mime", and did
>>>not see this issue listed.
>>>Should I submit this, or did I miss it as an existing issue?
>>I was unable to signup to be able to enter this issue.
>>Could someone else enter it?
>I guess not. So for now I'm adding to our internal SVN documentation:
>Fix mime.types for SVN bug
>Unfortunately, Subversion is case-sensitive right now for the
>extension, and the Apache mime.types file we use lists all
>extensions in lowercase. So it will work fine when adding files
>with all-lowercase extensions such as my.jpg but will not set the
>mime type correctly with any other capitalization, so for
>instance for my.JPG it sets the svn:mime-type to the generic
>"application/octet-stream" instead of the expected specific
>If any of your projects might have uppercase extensions, you may
>want to obtain fixmime.pl from ... and run it via:
>perl fixmime.pl < mime.types > mime.types.upper
>and replace your profile's mime.types with that.
>Note that this will still only handle all upper case or all lower
>case, not a mixture.

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