[haiku] Re: Sniff Rules?

  • From: Ingo Weinhold <ingo_weinhold@xxxxxx>
  • To: haiku@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 03 Mar 2013 07:57:06 +0100

On 03/03/2013 06:07 AM, Pete Goodeve wrote:
Hah, again... (:-))  I admit the 0.25 was thouroughly arbitrary; figuring
it was a priority, I chose something a little bit higher than... Source Code,
I think it was... but I guess it was a bad choice!

I'm hoping someone will show up with a full explanation, sometime.

There's code built into the registrar to guess certain text/* MIME types. It is mostly there for text/plain, since there's no obvious way to write a rule for that. If the buffer is long enough, the result has a priority of 0.25. So your rule should have a priority greater than that, if it shall override the built-in code.

BTW, I'm 99% certain that on BeOS the BeBook included a page documenting the MIME sniffer rules (IIRC as a "special topic"). Our BeBook version seems to be lacking that page.

CU, Ingo

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