Re: proposal for MIME behavior in GNOME

> >   Unfortunately Mime-Type is clearly inadequate now for specifying
> > the default processing of a resource in the face of XML usage.
> > One way is to try to detect namespaces in the document first kbyte
> > or so, grepping for common strings might be sufficient. But it is
> > outside purely Mime-Type handling...
> Maybe time to develop a universal viewer/preview for any file?  IE:
> anything image-like shows up in an eog window, anything text like shows
> up in a text edit window, anything binary or unknown displays
> information about that file and suggestions on which apps might be right
> to view it.


I'm not sure I understand the relation between the problem (it's hard to
determine the correct MIME-Type of XML files) and the solution (let's
have a universal viewers for all MIME-Types).

Julien Olivier <julo altern org>

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