[Python-Dev] Re: New bugtracker project

Richard Jones rjones@ekit-inc.com
Thu, 23 May 2002 14:13:42 +1000

On Thu, 23 May 2002 14:01, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> I think SF's problem is that far too often it guesses that the type is
> not text/<something>, and then most browsers won't show it.  This is
> annoying for source code and diffs.  If you could force the guess to
> be text/plain for .c, .h, .py, .diff, and .patch, that would be solved.

If submitted via the web, Roundup is able to guess the MIME type and will 
serve up "source_file.py" as text/x-python, but "source_file" as 

If it's submitted by email, it'll keep the content-type it was submitted with. 

I guess a pass could be made to see if it's all printable characters before 
defaulting to a/o-s.

An alternative is to have overrides for certain file extensions, and default 
to text/plain. Not pretty.