Forum OpenACS Q&A: Response to List of Mime Types?
2: Response to List of Mime Types? (response to 1)
Posted by Andrew Spencer on 07/10/02 11:23 PM
I also recently spent about an hour serching for the same thing but to no avail. I did find a large list of mime types, but it unfortunately lacks a descriptive pretty name.
One resource I did discover was on my system in /usr/share/mimelnk. Within are subfolders with mime type information, including pretty names. Below is an excerpt from the TIFF Image entry:
[Desktop Entry] Type=MimeType MimeType=image/tiff Icon=image Patterns=*.tif;*.TIF;*.TIFF;*.tiff; Comment=TIFF ImageI was thinking of starting my own mime type database using the information from /usr/share/mimelnk as a starting point and building from there. However, it would be much nicer if someone knew of a more comprehensive list.