[PATCH 2/2] menu: Recommend that implementors provide "catch-all" menu.

Peter TB Brett peter at peter-b.co.uk
Mon Nov 14 04:04:00 PST 2011

Because menu implementations are unlikely to support a full ontology
of application Categories, recommend to implementors that a submenu is
provided to catch any .desktop files that slip through the cracks.

See also: http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.freedesktop.xdg/12770
 menu/menu-spec.xml |    7 +++++++
 1 files changed, 7 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/menu/menu-spec.xml b/menu/menu-spec.xml
index 00665a4..919f122 100644
--- a/menu/menu-spec.xml
+++ b/menu/menu-spec.xml
@@ -1332,6 +1332,13 @@
       that can be used to provide more fine grained information about
       the application.
+    <para>
+      Category-based menus based on the Main Categories listed in this
+      specification do not provide a complete ontology for all
+      available applications. Category-based menu implementations
+      SHOULD therefore provide a "catch-all" submenu for applications
+      that cannot be appropriately placed elsewhere.
+    </para>
       The table below lists all Main Categories. 
       Note that category names are case-sensitive.

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