shared mime info: URI scheme handlers for non browsers

Bastien Nocera hadess at
Mon Oct 31 09:26:33 PDT 2011

On Mon, 2011-10-31 at 18:16 +0200, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
> 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.

Because it's broken, mostly. David already explained the reasons why it
was broken, and nothing changed since then:

> > 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.


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