Default browser setting

Thomas Leonard tal00r at
Thu Jul 24 12:44:35 EEST 2003

On Wed, Jul 23, 2003 at 04:17:34PM -0500, Shaun McCance wrote:
> On Wed, 2003-07-23 at 12:48, David Faure wrote:
> > See the "mimetype standard" spec, and the proposed
> > "mime-type/application mapping spec, being discussed roughly 2 weeks
> > ago". Once those two specs are implemented in most desktops, finding
> > what's the "preferred browser" is only a matter of looking up
> > the preferred application for text/html.
> That doesn't seem right.  The "preferred browser" shouldn't be bound to
> the mime type.

The correct MIME type would be 'text/x-uri' if you don't know what the
resource's type is. ie, you're looking for an application that will handle
the URI, rather than the thing it points to.

(text/uri-list is reserved by the XDND protocol and so can't be used as a
MIME type, annoyingly, which is why text/x-uri is used instead)

Thomas Leonard
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