Re: File Types

Rick Troth (
Sat, 15 Jul 95 18:34:47 CDT

I've been thinking on a format for an extension<-->type
map file which would include canonicalization. Something like

.gif image/gif binary

This is primarily a server concern. Clients might can usually
consult a mailcap file. Should the two be rolled together?

Also, notice the problem of canonicalization where it can be
hard to determine (sometimes) from the MIME type, as with PGP:

.pgp application/pgp binary
.asc application/pgp text


Rick Troth <>, Houston, Texas, USA