Proposal for a MIME mapping spec
markmc at redhat.com
Thu Jul 8 22:39:19 EEST 2004
On Thu, 2004-07-08 at 19:25, Jonathan Blandford wrote:
> Ville Skyttä <ville.skytta at iki.fi> writes:
> > On Thu, 2004-07-08 at 13:54, David Faure wrote:
> > > On Thursday 08 July 2004 11:12, Mark McLoughlin wrote:
> > > > All other lists in .desktop files must be terminated with a ';' AFAIR.
> > >
> > > That's an old KDE-1 thing, I suggest we drop it. It's not necessary anymore.
> > Dropping it from Categories breaks at least --add-category in
> > desktop-file-utils < 0.4; 0.4 was released only about 5 months ago.
> > More info at eg. https://bugzilla.redhat.com/90724
> Can't we just make the trailing ';' optional?
You mean make it optional for MimeTypes or optional for all lists?
Doing the former would probably just confuse the issue and the latter
would just introduce all sorts of "I installed <new-fancy-pants-package>
on <silly-old-distro> and I don't see <fancy-pants> in the menus".
I don't see the problem with just sticking with the well known and
existing convention of requiring the trailing ';'.
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