Review Request: JDK-7142921,(fs) Files.probeContentType reports a MIME type of "text/plain" on Ubuntu 11.04

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at
Tue Nov 27 07:25:17 PST 2012

On 27/11/2012 15:20, Zhong Yu wrote:
> I wish MimeTypesFileTypeDetector is a public utility class, so that an
> applications can use it directly against a fixed "mime.types" file.
> Some applications couldn't care less about what OS thinks about file
> types, since the applications are supposed to be OS-independent. They
> need predictable and stable file type mapping.
> (Of course, they can always implement their own MimeTypesFileTypeDetectors)
Are you looking for javax.activiation.MimetypesFileTypeMap?


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