small nag about mime apps spec

Ryan Lortie desrt at
Sun Nov 9 09:08:32 PST 2014


On Sun, Nov 9, 2014, at 11:41, Ryan Lortie wrote:
> There is one other case, though, that is not exactly equivalent, no
> matter what we do.  In the case that the removed association is the
> _only_ default app available, then what?  I suppose we select one other
> non-default app at random to record as the new default.  But what if
> there are no other apps for this mimetype at all?  I would expect the
> behaviour in this case to be that we get a "open with?" dialog or
> similar, but under the current regime there would be absolutely no way
> to prevent the removed association from remaining as the default app.
> Additionally: consider the case that the app that we chose (perhaps more
> or less at random) as our new default is uninstalled.  In that case, we
> fall back to the old default, which would be our removed application.

I think I managed to convince myself enough to write a patch.

Let's move discussion to bugzilla?


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