Solving the UTF-8 problem

Jon Hanna jon at
Mon Jul 16 17:59:58 CEST 2007

Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:
> I hoped there was a semi-official registry (not the Windows registry)
> somewhere on the Web :-} and a few others are useful as FYIs, but it's informative, 
not even semi-official.

There can't be an official registry as extensions do get used in an 
incompatible way as its a per-computer (or often, per-application) 

As just one example, .doc is commonly used for text/plain and for 
application/ms-word on different systems.

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