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Re: [Nmh-workers] I need to learn more about MIME

From: norm
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] I need to learn more about MIME
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 11:12:19 -0700

Jon Steinhart <address@hidden> writes:
>address@hidden writes:
>> Is it true that, that possibly apart from mhbuild, the nmh user does not have
>> explicit control of the content type of a message? Based on my
>> experimentation, nmh must have a fairly complex heuristic for determining
>> content type. For example, I attached a file named "Chart.pj", That is, a 
>> file
>> whose suffix was not .java. But human intelligence reveals it to be a Java
>> source file. But nmh knew it was a java file; nmh set:
>>      Content-Type: text/x-java; charset="us-ascii"; name="Chart.pj"
>> Is there any documentation of that heuristic, maybe in source code comments?
>My memory on this is really fuzzy, but I think that if you use the attach
>stuff it uses the file command to get the file type.

The file command, here, thinks that Java source files are
"Perl5 module source text".

    Norman Shapiro

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