Proposal for a MIME mapping spec
tal00r at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Fri Jul 9 12:13:53 EEST 2004
On Thu, Jul 08, 2004 at 01:50:39PM -0400, Jonathan Blandford wrote:
> Thomas Leonard <tal00r at ecs.soton.ac.uk> writes:
> > > The defaults are first read in
> > > $XDG_DATA_DIRS/applications/defaults.list. It is expected that these
> > > defaults are set solely by the distributor of the system. Then, a
> > > $MIME_PREFS_LIST environment variable is checked for other preferred
> > > applications. This is expected to be set by a sysadmin providing their
> > > own defaults. Additionally, each desktop should prepend its own
> > > defaults to this variable.
> > Why is this config information in $XDG_DATA_DIRS? Surely it should be in
> > $XDG_CONFIG_DIRS? MIME_PREFS_LIST seems unnecessary, since desktops can
> > already add to XDG_CONFIG_DIRS (ROX-Session adds
> > /uri/0install/rox.sourceforge.net/lib/DefaultChoices to the choices search
> > path, for example).
> I would expect there to be a one-to-one mapping between the desktop
> directories and the defaults.list, and thus it's XDG_DATA_DIRS.
You mean that a user can only set their default text editor to a text
editor they installed in their home, not to one which was installed with
the system (for example)? I think I must have misunderstood...
Thomas Leonard http://rox.sourceforge.net
tal00r at ecs.soton.ac.uk tal197 at users.sourceforge.net
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