> > Zope doesn't know enough mime types, and there's no easy way to add them > add runtime since you removed the add_type(...) method from mimetypes.py
Who is "you" which has removed the function? I guess mimetypes is a core python module ...
you = zope development team
mimtypes IS a core python module, but zope feels compelled to deliver us a modified version with less functionality (and probably has good reasons to do so).
But why the modified mimetypes file has to contain about 40 less mime-types than the corresponding file in a python installation from python.org is a mistery to me.
Anyway if You feel the need to add content types to the global mimetypes map, You can do this manually in Your custom product __init__.py, e.g.:
from mimetypes import types_map types_map['.ra'] = 'audio/x-pn-realaudio' # etcetcetc
I guess this is not worse than letting Zope to the patches.
(Monkey)patching zope(s) to workaround (bugs | missing features) is indeed sometimes needed but if the fix is as simple as adding some name-value pairs I see no reason why not to do this before the next release.
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