Ämne:Re: [dcdev] Searching
Till:Direct Connect developers
I searched on DC now for rar files, using filename pattern "." and `filetype' compressed. What I got was *.zip and *.rar, but what with *.r01, *.r02 (etc) ? Using mime types here would return _all_ files that are rar files.
Not all clients will decide filetypes on extension either. When I did my search described above - I got 7 (SEVEN!!) hits on directories that ended with ".ra", and therefor treated as compressed files (the clients who responded used DC++ 0.303, is this fixed in newer releases?).
I say again, filetypes with mime decides the type depending on the actual _data_, what it contains. File extension is basicly just a cheap trick to `know' it's type even before the file has been opened, and can therefor be easily faked - or mistaken.
But I seem to be the only one that likes the idea with mime types, and everyone is fighting against me on the subject... `resistance is futile' - at least it seems to be :(
I have to say same thing over and over in this matter (with different words) and either is it you that don't understand what I'm saying, or it's me who doesn't understand what I want to be said (or needed to be said) :/ either way we are not making any progress. I give up! :p