Proposal for a MIME mapping spec
dfaure at trolltech.com
Thu Jul 8 22:28:38 EEST 2004
On Thursday 08 July 2004 21:19, Ville Skyttä wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-07-08 at 21:31, Sean Middleditch wrote:
> > On Thu, 2004-07-08 at 14:13, Ville Skyttä wrote:
> > > On Thu, 2004-07-08 at 00:22, Jonathan Blandford wrote:
> > >
> > > > Comments? Questions? Concerns?
> > >
> > > Has wildcarding or regexps been considered?
> > >
> > > For example it could be convenient to be able to write
> > > MimeType=text/*;application/*xml;
> > That would be a _really_ bad idea. But since we have type inheritance,
> > it isn't necessary. All MIME types that are compatible with text/plain
> > should inherit from it, so anything that supports text/plain will
> > support them as well.
> Cool, that's a lot better indeed. Is it implemented somewhere already?
Yes. KDE supports mimetype inheritance, and I filed some time ago
a bug report with a patch that adds many inheritance definitions to the
It would be nice to have confirmation that it was applied though...
David Faure, faure at kde.org, sponsored by Trolltech to work on KDE,
Konqueror (http://www.konqueror.org), and KOffice (http://www.koffice.org).
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