New handling for URI scheme handlers

Bastien Nocera hadess at
Tue Jan 7 05:42:13 PST 2014

On Sat, 2013-12-21 at 11:01 +0100, David Faure wrote:
> On Monday 02 December 2013 16:05:56 Bastien Nocera wrote:
> > But David's original request was for this to work the same way across
> > desktops. 
> Not really, actually.
> We use a different approach. That's fine.
> My request is that they don't step on each other's toes :)
> Installing a desktop file with x-scheme-handler/http breaks the KDE solution,
> so I was hoping to get an agreement on not installing such desktop files.
> But I'm starting to see that this won't happen, so I guess I'll stick to "if 
> KIO supports a scheme and an app exists for the mimetype x-scheme-
> handler/<scheme>, then give priority to KIO". If anyone complains that this 
> isn't xdg-spec-compliant, I want it to be said already that this is because 
> the spec doesn't make room for our solution...

That sounds fine by me. Given that I don't agree that it's a good idea
to implement it that way, I'd rather it be hidden inside one
implementation instead of mandated in the spec :)

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