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

 --- Havoc Pennington <hp redhat com> wrote: > 
> jacob berkman <jacob ximian com> writes:
> > in fixing the default apps crapplet to work, i thought that the
> right
> > thing to do for the default web browser would be to set the
> default
> > text/html application to what the user chose, and have
> gnome_url_show()
> > first check the protocol handlers in gconf like it does, then
> instaed of
> > using the default stuff in gconf, use the default app for
> text/html in
> > gnome-vfs.
> > 
> > this way, opening html files in nautilus would do the thing the
> user
> > expects, and would be easy to configure.
> > 
> > anyone forsee any problems with this?
> > 
> It seems much cleaner to me to use the MIME system for all the
> default
> applications stuff. I always thought we didn't use it just because
> we
> wanted to sometimes pick the app based on protocol instead of the
> kind
> of data?
> I really haven't looked at any of this at all, but that's what I
> thought the issue was.
> Havoc

Just a couple of comments on this issue, especially in respect of
http: files

I feel it would be of more use to retain the gnome 1 functionality of
protocol handlers because

1. mailto - how do these relate to mime-types
2 non-html http files

Just my thoughts

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