Re: proposal for MIME behavior in GNOME

On Fri, Dec 05, 2003 at 09:41:01AM -0500, Jonathan Blandford wrote:
> Murray Cumming Comneon com writes:
> > Doesn't this mean that all unknown files, which happen to be formatted as
> > XML, will have a primary application of gedit or similar, without the user
> > being aware that that is probably inappropriate. If it was a binary format
> > then the user would quickly see that he didn't have the necessary
> > application installed .
> > 
> > In general, I think that XML-formatted files should be opened with a
> > suitable application, and not edited directly unless the user requests that
> > explicitly. And if there's no suitable application already associated then
> > the user should be told that.
> Presumably valid xml files will appear as text/xml, and not as
> text/plain.  If we know something about how to open it, we will.  It's
> only files which cannot be identified at all that fall back to
> text/plain in the case that the first 256 bytes are valid UTF-8.

  Hum, ... preferably application/xml , since text/xml seems to start
being deprecated (XML document are not often processed as "text").
Can you also check RFC 3023 for the +xml extension of Mime-types
I'm not sure this may affect your proposal, but ...


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