Proposal for a MIME mapping spec
jrb at redhat.com
Thu Jul 8 21:00:09 EEST 2004
Keith Packard <keithp at keithp.com> writes:
> Around 17 o'clock on Jul 7, Jonathan Blandford wrote:
> > Applications that can handle multiple MIME Types would list all of the
> > ones it can handle in a ';' separated list. It is expected that for
> > some applications this list could get longish.
> What convention will mitigate this effect? Backslash at the end of line?
> Or whitespace on the subsequent lines?
I don't think we can practically make this change. Introducing
multi-line keys will probably break a lot of existing desktop file
parsers, and there are a large number of these already. It would be a
nice thing to have, but it ultimately seems unfeasible -- especially as
its not required to work.
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