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From "Alex Ott (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (TIKA-447) Container aware mimetype detection
Date Mon, 02 Aug 2010 09:55:16 GMT

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Alex Ott commented on TIKA-447:
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Ah, sorry Nick - I hadn't looked into code yet. I thought, that we stuck in container if it
matches to some signature.

> Container aware mimetype detection
> ----------------------------------
>
>                 Key: TIKA-447
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/TIKA-447
>             Project: Tika
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: mime
>    Affects Versions: 0.7
>            Reporter: Nick Burch
>         Attachments: TikaContainerDetection.patch
>
>
> As discussed on the dev list, Tika should ideally have a configurable way to process
container based formats (eg zip files and ole2 files) when trying to detect the correct mime
type for a document.
> This needs to be configurable, because some people won't want Tika to have to do all
the work of parsing the whole file when they're not interested in knowing exactly what's in
it
> Once we have gone to the trouble of opening and parsing the container file, we should
try to keep the open container around to speed up parsing of the contents

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