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From Sami Siren <ssi...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Extensible content type detection
Date Tue, 20 Jan 2009 10:07:44 GMT
Jukka Zitting wrote:
> Hi,
>
> On Mon, Jan 19, 2009 at 7:25 AM, Sami Siren <ssiren@gmail.com> wrote:
>   
>> I like the idea, it allows us to use different strategies for detecting the
>> type for individual formats or change the whole strategy used. Only thing
>> that I am wondering is should we introduce some kind of confidence level to
>> the guesses , perhaps part of metadata?
>>     
>
> Good question.
>
> I'm personally not that big a fan of confidence levels, as there's no
> clear definition of how they should be set and interpreted. I also
> haven't seen any real world cases where confidence levels really would
> have been needed to accurately determine the type of a document.
>   
Yes, the only special I had in mind was the various "text" formats out 
there, but as you say there is no real use case at the moment so let's 
keep it out.

--
 Sami Siren


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