[PATCH] Add long comments to shared-mime-info XML file
chris at gnome-de.org
Thu Oct 13 03:17:14 PDT 2005
Am Mittwoch, den 07.09.2005, 23:48 -0400 schrieb Andrew J. Montalenti:
> On Wed, 2005-09-07 at 17:50 +0200, Christian Neumair wrote:
> > @@ -461,7 +489,8 @@ command to generate the output files.
> > </mime-type>
> > <mime-type type="application/x-asp">
> > <sub-class-of type="text/plain"/>
> > - <_comment>active server page</_comment>
> > + <_comment>ASP</_comment>
> > + <_long-comment>Active Server Pagee</_long-comment>
> > <glob pattern="*.asp"/>
> Seems to me that's a spelling error.
Thanks for pointing that out.
> I don't know about this patch. Some of your long forms are a bit too
> long. "Cascading Style Sheets stylesheet" and "Microsoft Windows Media
> Video video", for example, are particularly long and redundant, and
> would look stupid should a programmer ever actually employ the long
> comment form.
Maybe you could come up with alternate proposals?
> Since a lot of what you are doing seems to be acronym expansion, I think
> a better approach might be to use what many web pages employ nowadays,
> namely an <abbr> tag.
Isn't that exactly what I was proposing, just that the <abbr> tag you
propose maps to the <comment> tag of my proposal, i.e.
| short desc., long desc. (expanded)
current <comment>, <comment>
your proposal <abbr>, <comment>
my proposal <comment>, <long-comment>
> Just to further push my point, many desktop publishers use TIFF files
> and JPEG files and PDF files all the time, without caring at all that
> TIFF stands for Tagged Image File Format
Exactly. Over at Nautilus, we're also suffering from the problem that
the current <comment>s are simply too long.
> Anyway, I think this patch needs at least a _bit_ of discussion before a
> commit, and at least needs to have some of these sillier long entries
Doesn't it do that already? The file is quiet huge, and I've spent some
time. It is just meant as a starting point for further development.
Christian Neumair <chris at gnome-de.org>
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