Re: Preferred Applications dialog (+ PATCH)

On Tue, 2002-07-30 at 17:37, Frank Worsley wrote:
> Hi Jacob,
> > 
> > this was intentional.  if you did cvs annotate you'd pick that up ;)
> > 
> Umm...why would that be intentional? If it was then there should be no
> 'http' url handler key. 

you have a 'dirty' gconf database.  if you installed cleanly gnome 2.0
it should work correctly.  if there is a http key in the .schemas file
then that is a bug.

> I never used cvs annotate before and why would
> it be useful for this?

it'd show you the revision that that line went in, and you could see the
changelog for that and see why.  but yeah that's a bit involved.

> > however i think the implementation of gnome_url_show() should be
> > completely gutted.  we should just be doing the show_document() from the
> > gnome-run patch and base what we are opening on the mime type rather
> > than the protocol.
> I agree that we need a show_document() function. However there is still
> the problem with http uris which you would normally want to open in your
> browser.

what is wrong with opening images in eog, or text files in gedit?

i don't really want to view much in my web browser other than html,
regardless of the protocol.

>  If you have a show_document() function you would need a
> preference like "Always open HTTP urls in my default browser".

why do i want to open a gnumeric file in my web browser?

why do i want to open an image in my web browser?

> The problem is that a URL like would open in
> Nautilus since it is a directory, but is that really what you want?

it's not a directory, it's text/html:
        Connected to
        Escape character is '^]'.
        HEAD / HTTP/1.0
        HTTP/1.1 200 OK
        Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2002 21:22:00 GMT
        Server: Apache/1.3.23 (Unix)  (Red-Hat/Linux) PHP/4.1.2
        X-Powered-By: PHP/4.1.2
        Connection: close
        Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1

> Because of that I think we should keep gnome_url_show() for people who
> want to use URL handlers and also make a new function

none of my friends are smart enough to go through the UI/gconf hoops to
set this up.  i certainly don't expect my mom to.

> gnome_url_document_show() for people who want to use the default
> applications. For example, the gnome hyperlink button would want to use
> gnome_url_show and not the show_document() variation.

why?  if i have a uri i want to show the user, why should it open in my

> While thinking about this, we should also add a "Preferred Mail Client"
> application option that should then be associated with the mailto: url
> handler. This is another case where gnome_url_show() would be needed.

why can't gnome_url_show() do the right thing in both places?

so my revised statement is to have the default handler just use
gnome-vfs's app db, th

 - jacob

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