New handling for URI scheme handlers
faure at kde.org
Tue Oct 5 09:27:16 PDT 2010
On Tuesday 05 October 2010, Bastien Nocera wrote:
> This morning I implemented in GNOME use of the x-scheme-handler/*
> mime-type for applications to register their interest in handling
> particular URI schemes.
> I posted about it in:
> And have a blocker bug for GNOME applications in:
> The attached patch is changes to the shared-mime-info spec to mention
> the use of x-scheme-handler/* mime-types.
I'm in favour of the addition if it's only used in these special cases you
mention, where we want to send *all* urls with a given scheme to an
application, so this indeed *replaces* any mimetype-based lookup.
This is orthogonal to the use cases like "we have a HTTP URL pointing to an
image, we need an application which supports image/png -and- which supports
HTTP" - this is another unresolved issue (in KDE we started using X-KDE-
Protocols for that, but let's talk about that in another thread, to not mix up
the issues). In that case both criterias must be met, so x-scheme-handler/http
would not work if it's just another mimetype, this is why I'm clearly
separating the two issues.
But to come back to your use case, all urls with a given scheme, no mimetype
at all, then OK. I just hope nobody installs a desktop file with x-scheme-
David Faure, faure at kde.org, http://www.davidfaure.fr
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