Solving the UTF-8 problem

Jon Hanna jon at
Mon Jul 16 15:41:30 CEST 2007

Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:
> Using the file extension to find its type is both non-standard (why
> ".txt" instead of ".text"? Where is the registry of file extensions?)
> and quite old-fashioned.

And completely irrelevant on the web where there is no such thing as a 
file extension.

However, there are advantages in using .txt either in URI or in a 
content-disposition header for people who save the representation to 
their local machine and from that point on are not dealing with the web 
any more, but old-fashioned file matters.

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