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LDraw MIME types - Roland Melkert - 2015-08-14

I noticed LDraw hasn't have very 'official' mimetypes yet. It's only mentioned on a page from the old site:


And the mpd one is different from the one the Linux version of LDView defines. This while the LDView package (I assume) is more common then the suggested Apache settings.

I think we sould therefore make the LDView ones official and maybe add one for the dat's although .dat is a very commen extension.

This gives:

ldr -> "application/x-ldraw"
mpd -> "application/x-multipart-ldraw"

Or should we go with a single mime type e.g. "text/x-ldraw" as the extension alone does not determine the nature of a LDraw file anyway. This would break the LDView packages though but I think it's the only software out there using it at the moment.

edit: Might be better to go just with "application/x-ldraw" for all extensions and 'depreciate' the "application/x-multipart-ldraw" one.

Re: LDraw MIME types - Orion Pobursky - 2015-08-17

Can you point me to a reason for needing these? Otherwise, I agree with your edit comment.

Re: LDraw MIME types - Roland Melkert - 2015-08-17

Orion Pobursky Wrote:Can you point me to a reason for needing these?
I think it should be part of http://www.ldraw.org/article/218.html in order to make sure all software uses/supports the same type.

One big reason is the webserver onel. For example: try to open a mpd link, it will open in a new tab on most sites. With a valid mime type it would offer to download / can be opened with etc. And on Linux mime types are used for application association so there it is especially important all programs are aware of the same string.

Re: LDraw MIME types - Milan VanĨura - 2015-08-20

Roland Melkert Wrote:edit: Might be better to go just with "application/x-ldraw" for all extensions and 'depreciate' the "application/x-multipart-ldraw" one.

I support this. I do not know about any usecase when it makes sense to set different utilities for working with .ldr and .mpd. Then, having two MIME types means only one thing: we'd need to double everything (every setting) with no added value.

Re: LDraw MIME types - Steffen - 2015-08-27

I also agree with that 'edit' suggestion

Re: LDraw MIME types - Michael Heidemann - 2015-11-21

Is there anybody that can incorporate this to the documents? Do we need to address this to the LSB?