Re: [dcdev] Protocol draft.
Fredrik Tolf
2003-12-03 9:07
Direct Connect developers

eric writes:
> > I'm working on an updated draft for DCTNG, and here are some of the new
> > syntax, which I find more generic.
> > First of all, it's using mime-types, which I find as a good idea as it
> > allows for alot of interresting ideas. (Live video or audio streaming over
> > the DC protocol, anyone?).
> > The draft will be updated by the end of this week.
> > mime-types are good but the problem is to have an common mime-type database.
> There is lot of mysterious type (let's say application/ms-tnef (outlook) or > application/proxy (netscape)) which are only know on a single platform (or > even a single program) and there is even (a lot of file) file type without > mime-types (let's say .ogg and .ogm files).

Mime types are certainly good. On UNIX it's no problem - just fork a
'file -i' process to get it. I don't know how it would be done on
Windows, but I think there is some shell32 function for it. I haven't
been writing Windows programs for some years, but it should be

Fredrik Tolf

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