Heiko Recktenwald on Wed, 13 Apr 2005 00:02:29 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> arrogance or not and a modefication

> create some special "authority" for such things? Chaos is nice, but
> limited.

Some central random depository for problems that everybody can read
to improve his own judgements, something like that, maybe wiki, maybe

But general sensibility for the common thing is something else.
Ask google for "firefox mime".

Maybe I am biased, but I think the freedom of users in MIME things
is crucial for the free development of the net. Insofar IMHO
firefox is less "community", but basically just "better ecommerce".

The best browser insofar, a browser is a browser is a browser, is
still Netscape, not to mention lynx: You cannot only associate
in an open transparent way whatever programm with whatever MIME type (see
~./mailcap, the streaming wars, xine vs mplayer etc, Real vs Apple etc
anyway), but also decide, which extension the file of that MIME type will
have in the browsers cache.

For "braindead" players, that come with hardcoded extensions, see VLCs
bla.m3u and bla.pls etc, but see also, for example, mplayers mplayer
playlist and xine -P (allthough xine may be outdated today).

Mozilla is buggy insofar, "extension" in the MIME types menu just decide
which extension the file will have on the desktop.

mailcap and mime.types, this is some basic knowledge! ;-)


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