Nicolas Goutte nicolasg at snafu.de
Wed Jul 27 00:33:06 BST 2005

On Wednesday 27 July 2005 00:25, Thiago Macieira wrote:
> Andras Mantia wrote:
> >On Tuesday 26 July 2005 22:11, Nicolas Goutte wrote:
> >> RFC 2046:
> >>
> >> <quote>The subtype "plain" in
> >>           particular indicates plain text containing no
> >>           formatting commands or directives of any sort. Plain
> >>           text is intended to be displayed "as-is".</quote>
> >
> >Than how can we know if a files can be opened in a text editor or not?
> Any text/* can be opened in a text editor, by definition.

That hardly enough. Non-ASCII text files are now defined as application, for 
example application/xhtml+xml, because text/* is supposed to be some 

> If the user can make heads or tails of it is another story.

Yes and this is the problem. text/* does not mean text/plain.

Have a nice day!

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