URL support (Re: mime-type/application mapping spec, take #2)
bastian at kde.org
Mon Jun 30 14:14:35 EEST 2003
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On Monday 30 June 2003 12:50, Dave Cridland [Home] wrote:
> On Sun, 2003-06-29 at 13:28, Christophe Fergeau wrote:
> > > A solution to that problem could be to standardize KDE's .protocol
> > > files (Does GNOME have something similar?)
> > GNOME has some really basic .conf files which you can find in
> > etc/gnome-vfs-2.0/modules/ and which look like:
> > fonts: font-method
> > (fonts: being the 'protocol' name, and font-method the name of the
> > shared lib to use to handle this protocol)
> A short interlude of pedanticism:
> By "protocol", do we mean "scheme"? "Protocol" is a word covering a
> multitude of layers, whereas "scheme" is the bit before the colon in a
> URI. Not all URI schemes are protocols - "file" is an obvious one, and
> "news" is a bit vague (and might cover both NNTP and IMAP). Even "http",
> to be *really* pedantic, tends to use both HTTP and DNS.
Yes, we mean scheme.
> RFC2396 seems to be the current wordage on the correct terms - it'd be
> nice if any standard coming from this group used the same language.
Yes, I agree.
> I also understand that schemes should be registered - it'd be nice if
> KDE/GNOME/etc could actually define and register their schemes, rather
> than just picking a nice looking name and hoping nobody else is using
> Pedantic interlude over, back to getting things to actually work. :-)
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