Proposal for better handling of mimetype icon themeing

Thomas Leonard tal at
Wed Dec 21 21:50:03 EET 2005

On Tue, 20 Dec 2005 16:46:56 -0500, Rodney Dawes wrote:

> On Tue, 2005-12-20 at 21:09 +0000, Thomas Leonard wrote:
>> Not mime:application-x-bzip? That's OK, but we should update
>> (at the bottom of the page) to say so if that's the new format.
> Prepending mime: is rather redundant,

That's what I said back in June, but Owen Taylor corrected me:

>> (mime/text.png?) What can it collide with? There shouldn't be anything
>> except MIME icons in the directory, surely?
> Only icon names are used in lookup according to the icon theme
> spec; The directory part is just organizational.

... although perhaps this new "-x-generic" postfix solves some of the
problems. Could you point me to the discussion where the new syntax was
agreed? I'll update the text on the web-site to reflect the change and add
the link.

Dr Thomas Leonard
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