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Mime Types

Post by rcameron » Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:48 am

I wish .xml files to be opened with excel instead of IE. Today I changed the mime type for .xml file from
<item ext="xml" desc="XML Document!" mime="application/xml" /
<item ext="xml" desc="XML Office Document" mime="application/vnd.ms-excel" /> in config\mimetypes.custom.xml file.

It had no affect whatsoever. The help mentioned not to make any changes in mimetypes.xml as it gets overwritten during an upgrade.
Yet editing this file is the only way I could open .xml with excel. Am I missing something?

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Re: Mime Types

Post by infoRouter Guru » Tue Sep 29, 2015 6:33 am


The custom mime type file was designed to add mime types for applications we ignored/omitted.
It does not override the real mime types file.

Go ahead and edit the mime types file to get the effect you are looking for (for now).

In the next release, we will change the behavior so that custom mime types not only add to the list but also override any of the mime types that exist in the original file.

I hope this helps.

The Guru.

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