Re: Why gnome_vfs_mime_get_extensions_list() returns NULL?
- From: "brian.lu" <Brian Lu Sun COM>
- To: Alexander Larsson <alexl redhat com>
- Cc: gnome-vfs-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Why gnome_vfs_mime_get_extensions_list() returns NULL?
- Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2007 13:22:15 +0800
Thanks a lot for your reply.
Which API should I use to replace gnome_vfs_mime_get_extensions_list()?
Alexander Larsson wrote:
On Thu, 2007-04-12 at 16:18 +0800, brian.lu wrote:
I'm investigating a firefox bug and I found that the root cause is that
gnome_vfs_mime_get_extensions_list() returns NULL.
In firefox, gnome_vfs_mime_get_extensions_list() is called with
"application/pdf" as a parameter. It returns NULL.
I check the source code of gnome_vfs_mime_get_extensions_list() (which
is contained in gnome-vfs-mime-info.c), it always returns
Is the gnome_vfs_mime_get_extensions_list() deprecated? If so, can
anyone tell me its replacement?
Yes, gnome_vfs_mime_get_extensions_list is part of the old mime API that
used the old gnome-mime-data information. It was deprecated when we
moved to the shared-mime-data info. This is since:
a) shared-mime-info uses globs, not extensions
b) Getting that data in the new system isn't very efficient
The whole mime system API is kinda weird since the initial API was
essentially exposing the old mime data file format, and then we changed
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