shared mime info: URI scheme handlers for non browsers

Scrool scroolik at
Tue Oct 18 04:04:33 PDT 2011

On Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 11:49, Bastien Nocera <hadess at> wrote:
> On Mon, 2011-10-17 at 23:06 +0200, Patryk Zawadzki wrote:
>> Claiming to handle "x-scheme-handler/http" is basically saying "I can
>> handle anything that you throw my way as long as it's HTTP". That
>> includes regular web pages so I guess the answer is that no
>> media-specific application should ever register for a generic
>> protocol.
> Exactly. Other examples include "media-only" streaming schemes. The
> media player would probably claim to handle x-scheme-handler/rtsp
> because it handles all types of RTSP URLs.
I don't see problems with RTSP URIs. Browsers AFAIK ATM aren't able to
show RTSP without external applications.

I wanted to know if it is possible to use xdg-mime to list
applications (media players) which are able to play stream using HTTP.
Now I know that I can't do that with shared mime info because they had
to be able to handle every content type (or delegate it like browsers


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