Proposal: database(s) of file types and URI schemes
vladimir-csp at yandex.ru
Tue Aug 29 04:33:15 UTC 2017
Things you describe already exist:
and 'x-scheme-handler' notation is there for uri's.
The problem is that Firefox and Thunderbird do not follow the spec properly.
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=296443 this bug is still 'new'.
On 2017-08-29 03:58, Thomas U. Grüttmüller wrote:
> Hello list,
> When I get emails with a PDF attachment, Icedove (aka Thunderbird)
> tries to open it with The GIMP. This always makes me angry, because I
> would like it to open it with Atril (the Evince clone that preserves
> the menu bar), and I can’t find the right configuration option to
> change this behaviour. So my current “solution” is to open the file
> with GIMP, kill GIMP and then open the file manually, while it is
> still in /tmp.
> Setting file types in ROX filer is pretty straightforward, but there
> are no defaults at all, and – as the example above shows – other
> programs don’t care about these settings.
> So my idea is: it would be neat if there was a common database of file
> types, accessible by all programs, that contains information about
> which program to use to open files of a specific type.
> The second issue is about URI schemes. I have noticed that Firefox has
> no idea how to open geo:, irc: or tel: URIs. It just responds: “This
> address wasn’t understood”. So I also propose to also have a common
> database of URI schemes, accessible by all programs, that contains
> information about which program to use to open URIs of a specific scheme.
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