proposal request: virtual MIME types unknown in time of installation

Thiago Macieira thiago at
Wed Nov 16 14:45:24 PST 2005

Stanislav Brabec wrote:
>Then let's have files like:
>These files will declare, that virtual/gdk-pixbuf-loader will contain
><?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
> xmlns="">
> <mime-type type="virtual/gdk-pixbuf-loader">
>    <provides type="image/x-dcraw"/>
>  </mime-type>

This looks useful as well for URIs.

The .desktop file spec says %U/%u is "URL", but there are combinations of 
possible protocols are too numerous. There are those programs that allow 
ftp & http; some provide smb support along with http, but not ftp; some 
may support fish and sftp, etc.

Therefore, if a certain program supports "IO backend XYZ", we can find 
that backend's .xml file and determine which URIs are supported. If the 
URL to be passed isn't supported, the file is downloaded and the 
application is watched for modifications to that file.

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