Re: File types menu entry gone

On Fri, 2004-12-03 at 22:43 +0100, Toralf Lund wrote:

> >  You can reassign the handler for an
> >existing MIME type, however.  In a rather backwards and user-model-
> >breaking fashion, unfortunately.
> >  
> >
> Yeah, I think I agree. Well, I guess beeing able to change handlers via 
> the properties box sort of makes sence if you start off with a file, but 
> what if you don't? What if you want to set up a handler for files you 
> are going to download from the net (before you download them)? Or just 
> like to do things in advance?

I suppose if someone with the time and know-how wrote a nice utility
with a sane and grokable UI for managing MIME types and handlers,
there's a chance it might be included as a sysadmin-style tool.  Bonus
points if it can run as a user and as a sysadmin users for modifying
per-user or system-wide settings.

The old system died due both to the MIME rewrite and the fact that, for
the simple stuff, the old MIME manager was, well, evil.
Sean Middleditch <elanthis awesomeplay com>
AwesomePlay Productions, Inc.

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