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MIME Types of zipped files

From: Lars D. Noodén <lars(at)>
Date: Wed Nov 09 2005 - 11:03:01 GMT
On Fri, 4 Nov 2005, Bill Moseley wrote:
> ... The filters register regular expressions of mime types they handle. 
> If the incoming document matches the filters mime type then the filter 
> is passed the incoming content.

Zipped or otherwise compressed files all have the same apparent MIME type 
until they are actually unzipped.  How is that best resolved in

> ... One things the filters are not setup to do is to take a single file
> (like a tar or zip file) and then index those as separate files.  It
> should do that, but it doesn't.

Ok.  That's what I'm trying to set up.  Files in OpenDocument format are 
really a collection of files and a few directories.  The three files 
relevant for indexing are mimetype, content.xml and meta.xml, but they 
cannot be seen until the whole thing is processed with unzip.

Lars Nooden (
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Received on Wed Nov 9 03:03:12 2005