mime apps specification

Vladimir Kudrya vladimir-csp at yandex.ru
Sun Apr 13 13:29:34 PDT 2014

On 14.04.2014 00:20, Jerome Leclanche wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 13, 2014 at 9:15 PM, Vladimir Kudrya <vladimir-csp at yandex.ru> wrote:
>> On 13.04.2014 21:54, Jerome Leclanche wrote:
>> Reading local first, you will find the foo.desktop file *before* you
>> arrive to the item in the global blacklist.
>> That is if you just need to find the default. And IF [Default Application]
>> for the type even exists in the hierarchy.
>> How to get whole list of associations of given mime type then? Spec says to
>> iterate from local to global, concatenate [Added] and [Removed] separately,
>> then use all [Added] minus [Removed] as blacklist. This means that local
>> [Added] does not override global [Removed].
> You proceed the same way for every kind of item you want, adding items
> to the blacklist ([Removed]) as you go along. You exclude items from
> ever being added to the list if they are blacklisted; this avoids
> dealing with blacklist priorities separately.
> J. Leclanche
So if generic mimeapps.list removes an item, and $desktop-mimeapps.list 
adds it, it still remains removed, despite $desktop-mimeapps.list has 
precedence as more local? Why not just to follow simple rule: downstream 

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