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authorChris Young <>2008-11-08 23:20:33 +0000
committerChris Young <>2008-11-08 23:20:33 +0000
commit9ae3c4f186bc33bfd80945c19c78d42848c57c37 (patch)
tree3eb13f94a0d52719f0f447026fcb13ca595e55ab /amiga/dist
parented8a8a2f74921a668a9fa1ed54c34fc5a3b46d23 (diff)
Added a note about local MIME types.
svn path=/trunk/netsurf/; revision=5655
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1 files changed, 13 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/amiga/dist/ b/amiga/dist/
index 5a086ec36..ab31d30c2 100755
--- a/amiga/dist/
+++ b/amiga/dist/
@@ -11,6 +11,7 @@
@{"Options file " link options}
@{"ARexx port " link arexx}
@{"Hotlist menu " link hotlist}
+@{"Local MIME types " link mimetypes}
@{"Credits " link contact}
@@ -110,6 +111,18 @@ Will look something like the following within the menu:
+@node mimetypes "Local MIME Types"
+NetSurf determines the MIME types of local files primarily by checking the icon of the file. If the icon is not found it will check the default icon for the file type.
+It looks for a tooltype MIMETYPE and, if found, will use the contents as the filetype of the file. If not found it makes a guess at the MIME type using datatypes.library, however this will not be very accurate.
+The Installer script will set the MIMETYPE tooltype on basic relevant default filetype icons. If you get problems:
+* If the file has a real icon, add MIMETYPE=<MIME type of file> to the tooltypes.
+* If the file does not have an icon, check:
+1. The file type is showing in DefIcons Prefs editor
+2. The icon ENVARC:Sys/def_<filetype> contains the MIMETYPE tooltype.
@node contact "Credits"
NetSurf was ported to AmigaOS 4 by Chris Young