Proposal for a MIME mapping spec

Jonathan Blandford jrb at
Thu Jul 8 18:10:30 EEST 2004

Billy Biggs <vektor at> writes:

>   I would suggest not to use a semi-colon as a delimiter in the list,
> since this is used to supply parameters in a MIME type as described in
> RFC2045.  Instead, why not use a comma-separated list to follow the
> convention of protocols like HTTP?

For better or worse, the current list deliminator in .desktop files is
';'.  You are right though, it is a potential problem.  Given the wide
deployment of desktop files, I think we'd probably prefer to escape ';'
in lists rather than change the deliminator.


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