Icons for mimetypes

Allan Sandfeld Jensen kde at carewolf.com
Mon Oct 27 19:43:19 EET 2003

On Friday 24 October 2003 10:06, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> On Thu, 2003-10-23 at 15:05, David Faure wrote:
> > It was suggested here that mimetype icons should simply be named after
> > the mimetype. Here is a comment about this, and possible suggestion for
> > improvement.
> What gnome currently does is:
> mimetype "application/x-foo" first tries "gnome-mime-application-x-foo",
> and if that doesn't exist it falls back to "gnome-mime-application".
> This seems to work pretty well, although there are issues. For instance,
> if a base theme adds a specific mimetype icon that is not in a derived
> theme, the derived theme will start using the specific icon from the
> differently looking theme instead of the generic one from the derived
> theme.
Matching a specific document-type to just an unknown application-data type is 
not very specific. That is why I suggested using a more fine-grained content 
tree for selecting icons. So that specific document-types would fall back to 
a generic document-type, and so on.


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