Josiah Josiah - 2 months ago 20
PHP Question

Why is mime_content_type() deprecated in PHP?

I'm just curious to know why mime_content_type() is now considered deprecated.

This method for determining the mime type is much easier than the replacement Fileinfo functionality.

Answer

I guess it's because fileinfo can return more information about files.

EDIT: Here is a replacement hack:

function _mime_content_type($filename) {
    $result = new finfo();

    if (is_resource($result) === true) {
        return $result->file($filename, FILEINFO_MIME_TYPE);
    }

    return false;
}
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