Syncing up the MIME databases
dfaure at trolltech.com
Wed Nov 5 00:45:48 EET 2003
On Tuesday 04 November 2003 22:18, Jonathan Blandford wrote:
> Hi Thomas,
> I just went through the GNOME MIME database resyncing it to the
> freedesktop.org list. I found the following MIME-types in GNOME and not
> in the freedesktop one. I'd like to move them into freedesktop.org.xml.
OK (we currently call it x-executable in KDE)
OK, got the same.
Hehe, we called it application/x-msdos-program. That's not too consistent,
so -executable sounds ok.
I just read that
"audio/x-vorbis is wrong. mimetype should be application/x-ogg. see
http://www.vorbis.com/faq.psp#ext and http://www.vorbis.com/faq.psp#mimetype"
I don't know much about the audio stuff though.
Allan Sandfeld Jensen readded a mimetype named audio/vorbis though, as
a subtype of application/x-ogg. Not sure if that name is IANA-registered?
Allan: can you list all the x-ogg subtypes?
> Additionally, we have the following GNOME specific MIME types. I am
> happy distributing them with GNOME, but I thought I'd look into putting
> them in the main distribution.
No objections. We'll have a few too :)
> There were a few MIME-types that caught my eye as being potentially
> problematic. First, the inode/* MIME-types need to be 'x-' escaped, if
> nothing else. I can't find anything at the IANA that indicates the
> presence of a inode/ content type.
Well, then the whole inode subdir can be considered 'our own' anyway
(i.e. not in a namespace used by IANA). OK, a bit fishy in theory.
> Additionally, there is a text/x-csh, but .csh files will be caught by
> application/x-shellscript. Same with zsh scripts.
x-shellscript is better imho too.
David FAURE, faure at kde.org, sponsored by Trolltech to work on KDE,
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