Icon naming spec suggestions - mimetypes
jpetso at gmx.at
Fri Dec 28 14:42:02 PST 2007
On Friday, 28. December 2007, Rodney Dawes wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-12-28 at 23:14 +0100, Jakob Petsovits wrote:
> > On Friday, 28. December 2007, Jan Claeys wrote:
> > > Op woensdag 26-12-2007 om 01:02 uur [tijdzone +0100], schreef Jakob
> > > Petsovits:
> > > > application-x-zerosize
> > > > The icon used for empty files.
> > >
> > > Why do those need a different icon?
> > Well, I wouldn't consider any other mimetype icon to be appropriate for
> > empty files. Imagine a file manager that displays the text-x-generic icon
> > for an empty file - this indicates that the file has contents, which is
> > misleading.
> > Are there any examples of file managers (or file listings, like in the
> > file-open dialog) that do not use a separate icon for empty files?
> So then again, how is that different from unknown?
Do we have an "unknown" icon? If so, I must have missed it.
More information about the xdg