Right way to sniff mimetype from globs

Alexander Larsson alexl at redhat.com
Tue Nov 13 00:58:40 PST 2007

On Sun, 2007-10-21 at 09:33 -0400, D Bera wrote:
> Hi,
>   We use xdgmime in our application for mimetype detection. With the
> latest xdgmime and shared-mime-info, I observe the following (we use a
> detection order similar to gnomevfs-info, so thats what I am using for
> this example):
> $  echo "<html><head></head><body>hello</body></html>" > a.html
> $ gnomevfs-info [-s] a.html
> Name              : a.html
> Type              : Regular
> MIME type         : application/x-mozilla-bookmarks
> ...
> which is clearly not right.
> This happens because both x-mozilla-bookmarks and text/html match the
> glob pattern *.html, x-mozilla-bookmarks is a subclass of text/html
> (and maybe also due to higher priority of x-mozilla-boormarks).

I think this change has been reverted.

However, the full solution involves adding a priority to the globs too.
This has been discussed, but not implemented.

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