RE: proposal for MIME behavior in GNOME

> > > Presumably valid xml files will appear as text/xml, and not
> > > as text/plain.
> > 
> > And will that be handled the same as 
> application/octet-stream files, 
> > or just opened silently with a default XML-editing 
> application such as 
> > gedit?
> What do you want it to do?  What's the 'right' behavior when 
> you get an unknown xml file.  Should it open in an 
> application like conglomerate or in a text editor.

I think it should do the same thing that it does when you get an unknown
binary file - 

we auto generate a type of application/x-extension-<EXTENSION>. If the file
doesn't obviously have an extension, we use the filename.

Murray Cumming
murrayc usa net

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