Proposal for a MIME mapping spec
vektor at dumbterm.net
Thu Jul 8 19:07:10 EEST 2004
Jonathan Blandford (jrb at redhat.com):
> > I would suggest not to use a semi-colon as a delimiter in the list,
> > since this is used to supply parameters in a MIME type as described
> > in RFC2045. Instead, why not use a comma-separated list to follow
> > the convention of protocols like HTTP?
> For better or worse, the current list deliminator in .desktop files is
> ';'. You are right though, it is a potential problem. Given the wide
> deployment of desktop files, I think we'd probably prefer to escape
> ';' in lists rather than change the deliminator.
While this is unfortunate, it does seem reasonable to leave it as a
semi-colon. A standard method of escaping should probably be presented,
I would suggest following HTTP and using % HEX escaping (%3B I guess).
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