Is it harmless to associate more file extensions to application/octet-stream ?
Good evening everybody,
I have received the following demand to add associations between media types
and file extensions in /etc/mime.types.
----- Forwarded message -----
Date: Mon, 03 Nov 2014 01:13:34 -0500
Subject: Please add these 5 MIME types to support ClickOnce apps
To help Microsoft Visual Studio "ClickOnce" applications deploy
smoothly, please add to the debian "mime-support" package these MIME
types as described here under "Using Third-Party Web Servers"
----- End forwarded message -----
While I would prefer to accept only the addition of information that has also
been submitted to the IANA, this one is backed by upstream documentation, so
I am about to update /etc/mime.types accordingly.
However, before doing so and for the avoidance of doubt, I just would like to
double-check that adding more file suffixes for application/octet-stream is not
going to cause problems. Currently the only suffix is "bin". With search
engines I have not found evidence of a problem, but if you know one, please let
Have a nice Sunday,
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan