MLQ (Media Library Query) file format and mime type proposal

Milosz Derezynski internalerror at
Thu Jun 22 20:17:33 EEST 2006

On 6/22/06, Frans Englich <frans.englich at> wrote:
> On Thursday 22 June 2006 09:25, Milosz Derezynski wrote:
> I think this highlights possible trouble. Anyone else who decides to
> invent "query" will get detected as "Media Library Query List". All that's
> needed to fix this is to use URIs properly.

I've changed the file magic so that the first line has to be "#MLQ", and our
MLQ exporter writes them like that and recognizes them only like that, and
updated the mime XML spec to recognize them this way.  This is no better or
worse than
"#EXTM3U" for .m3u playlists, so i don't think there is any problem here
As for the URIs themselves, i wasn't yet speaking of "open" use of them
(outside of .mlq files),
but only within them, so this change of the file magic should prevent
problems with
anything else that might use a query:/// URI in their file formats.

-- Milosz
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