Bug 8956 - Pine Hardcodes "APPLICATION/MSWORD" mime type and can get it wrong
Pine Hardcodes "APPLICATION/MSWORD" mime type and can get it wrong
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: pine (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
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Reported: 2000-01-28 20:59 EST by tibor
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-04-27 11:33:07 EDT
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Description tibor 2000-01-28 20:59:25 EST
Instead of relying solely on a mime.types file, pine 4.10 (in
./pine/send.c, around line 6910) looks at the first few bytes of an
attachment to determine its type.  I've had several MS Excel 97 files which
pine 4.10 slaps an "APPLICATION/MSWORD" mime type onto, which can mess up
the recipient's ability to view the attachment directly from his/her MUA
(in two cases of mine the recipients were using Netscape 4.61/win95 and MS

I don't know what the "correct" fix is, but in my case changing the subtype
from "MSWORD" to "octet-stream" took care of it.  I've sent email to
pine-info@u.washington.edu but haven't received anything back.
Comment 1 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2000-04-07 15:57:59 EDT
Does the 4.21 shipped with 6.2 have the problem? Could you attach a file which
demonstrates the problem?
Comment 2 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2000-04-27 11:33:59 EDT
I can't reproduce it with the version shipped with 6.2

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