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SubjectRe: silent semantic changes with reiser4
Tonnerre wrote:
> > > I'll write you a small daemon based on libmagic which stores the
> > > file attributes in xattrs, or if they're not supported, in some
> > > MacOS/Xish per-directory files. Even a file manager ("finder") can
> > > do that, there's not even the need for a daemon.

Jamie Lokier wrote:
> > (For example, if I edit an HTML file which is encoded in iso-8859-1,
> > change it to utf-8 and indicate that in a META element, and save it
> > under the same name, the full content-type should change from
> > "text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" to "text/html; charset=utf-8".)
> >
> > I don't see how you can do that without kernel support.

Dave Kleikamp wrote:
> Your html editor should do that.

My html editor is "vi". If I am supposed to manually set the
content-type attribute after exiting vi, doesn't that rather
invalidate the idea of a "small daemon based on libmagic" which sets
it for me?

That was the sole point of my statement.

-- Jamie
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