RE: proposal for MIME behavior in GNOME
- From: Murray Cumming Comneon com
- To: jrb redhat com
- Cc: desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: RE: proposal for MIME behavior in GNOME
- Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2003 17:59:46 +0100
> > > Presumably valid xml files will appear as text/xml, and not
> > > as text/plain.
> > And will that be handled the same as
> application/octet-stream files,
> > or just opened silently with a default XML-editing
> application such as
> > gedit?
> What do you want it to do? What's the 'right' behavior when
> you get an unknown xml file. Should it open in an
> application like conglomerate or in a text editor.
I think it should do the same thing that it does when you get an unknown
binary file -
we auto generate a type of application/x-extension-<EXTENSION>. If the file
doesn't obviously have an extension, we use the filename.
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