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 07:37:48 PST 2012

On 27/11/2012 15:36, Zhong Yu wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 9:25 AM, Alan Bateman<Alan.Bateman at>  wrote:
>> 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?
> Not exactly, that one still depends on factors outside app's control.
> I meant a file type mapping based on a specific mime.types file.
I haven't used JAF but doesn't it have a constructor that allows you to 
specify the mime.types files?


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