Re: proposal for MIME behavior in GNOME

On Fri, Dec 05, 2003 at 06:19:14PM +0000, Julien Olivier wrote:
> > .From the original couple of posts I got the impression that the problem
> > was determining how to deal with foo brand XML file, and my thought was
> > that if you know it's an XML file (which will be text AFAIK) and if you
> > can't determine the subtype then open it in a generic viewer.  My
> > thinking then went to why not have a universal viewer to deal with *all*
> > unknown non-binary files.
> > 
> > Of course, it's early enough in the morning I am probably just
> > completely confused and need more caffiene, so just ignore me :D
> > 
> OK, but how would the universal viewer know of which type the file is,
> if Nautilus can't ? And, if the universal viewer really can determine of
> which type it is, why couldn't Nautilus know it too ?

I thought it wasn't determining if the file was an XML file or not, but
what subset of xml.  Part of my confusion I guess, sorry.

Alan <alan ufies org> -
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