Icon naming spec: generic binary MIME type icon?
patrys at pld-linux.org
Thu Nov 27 11:05:05 PST 2008
On Thu, Nov 27, 2008 at 7:39 PM, Ville Skyttä <ville.skytta at iki.fi> wrote:
> I think the icon naming spec is lacking a generic binary MIME type icon. For
> example, recent shared-mime-info has set text-x-generic for a lot of file
> types that have nothing to do with text, I suppose because there's no better
> alternative available. And I guess this will result in an icon for text
> files being shown for quite a few binary files in some contexts, and being
> confused ("Hey, the icon shows this is a text file, I have several text
> editors installed, why doesn't it open when I click it?" or "Why does this
> text file show only gibberish when I open it in a text editor?").
> How about adding let's say
> binary-x-generic: The icon used for generic binary file types.
> ...to the "Standard MIME Type Icons" list?
How about application-octet-stream which is a standard MIME type?
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