Shared-mime checking order

Alexander Larsson alexl at
Mon Sep 17 23:35:55 PDT 2007

On Tue, 2007-09-18 at 00:51 +0200, David Faure wrote:
> On Tuesday 28 August 2007, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> > If several globs matches, and sniffing fails, or doesn't help:
> >   fall back to the first glob match 
> >   (maybe we should do something better here?)
> Hmm, I just found the case of "README.txt", which could either be "text/plain" due to *.txt
> or "text/x-readme" due to README*. Which one should we pick? The second pattern "looks"
> more specific to my eyes so it should probably win, but how should we quantify that?
> Should we take the longest pattern?

Yeah, this is tricky. I think the longest pattern is the traditional way
to solve things like that. It will probably work good enought for us.

More information about the xdg mailing list