Re: gconf vs. gnome-vfs for default web browser

On 17May2002 11:25AM (-0400), jacob berkman wrote:
> On Fri, 2002-05-17 at 04:41, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> > 
> > I think gnome-vfs application and file type database already lets apps
> > specify whether they can open URIs, and if so what URI schemes they
> > understand, but this is assumed to be in combination with a MIME
> > type. The missing part is claiming a URI scheme regardless of the type
> > (or whether there even is one), and setting a default and preferred
> > list for such a URI scheme.
> using URI schemes that a type supports isn't all that reliable.

I think you mean "that an application supports"?
> how can it tell what URIs a gnome-vfs app *really* support?  especially
> when the app could be using a different version of gnome-vfs?

Right now you have to list all the URI schemes an app supports
explicitly. The obvious hole is that for apps that use gnome-vfs this
set is open-ended and only known at runtime. It would be better to be
able to say "all URI schemes handled by gnome-vfs" in some way, and
also claim additional URI schemes on top of that. Of course, these
could be different sets for gnome-vfs 1.x and 2.x, so maybe two
special tags are needed. Hopefully at some point gnome-vfs module
compatibility will be maintained in perpetuity, so a limited number of
such special tags will be needed.

 - Maciej

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