shared mime info: URI scheme handlers for non browsers

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at
Mon Oct 31 09:16:38 PDT 2011

Le lundi 31 octobre 2011 18:05:41 Bastien Nocera, vous avez écrit :
> There are many more problems with that than just knowing whether the
> application supports the protocol (or a subset of the protocol). What
> about passing cookie that the website might use for authentication?
> In any case, it's not what x-scheme-handler is trying to solve.

I got that. I'm concerned that every file manager will lack this (except KDE), 
just because one (?) desktop refuses to standardize it though.

> And I hope you'll still be adding "x-scheme-handler/mms" and the likes
> to VLC, because that's what a lot of web browsers will be using to
> determine which applications support which of those very specialised
> protocols.

VLC 1.2 has both X-KDE-* with the full list and handlers with only RTSP, RTMP 
and MMS.

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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