Proposal for a MIME mapping spec

Mike Hearn mike at
Thu Jul 8 01:43:51 EEST 2004

On Wed, 07 Jul 2004 14:37:21 -0700, Keith Packard wrote:
> What convention will mitigate this effect?  Backslash at the end of line?  
> Or whitespace on the subsequent lines?
Does there need to be a convention? Why not just have them all on one
line? A slight inconvenience for people editing the file but all good
editors support wrapping and i-searching.

> This is a user trap.  Install new desktop files and nothing happens until 
> you run the 'magic' program.

I can't see users manually installing desktop files very often. This
*should* be an implementation detail dealt with by the software
installer/package manager.

> fontconfig stat's directories looking for changes and automatically 
> regenerates a per-user cache.  If this is possible, it will eliminate a 
> lot of errors.

That's good, because fonts typically *are* installed directly by the user,
being single standalone files with no dependencies. Desktop files are the
opposite, they cannot usefully exist in isolation.

thanks -mike

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