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  1. Tika
  2. TIKA-154

Better detection of plain text versus binary formats with a text header

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: 0.3
    • Component/s: mime
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      Description

      Antoni Mylka noted on the mailing list:

      Many binary formats begin with magic byte sequences composed of ASCII characters, e.g.
      zipfiles begin with PK
      pdfs begin with %PDF-
      chms help files begin with ITSF
      etc.

      Tika should do a better job of detecting such cases.

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            • Assignee:
              jukkaz Jukka Zitting
              Reporter:
              jukkaz Jukka Zitting
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