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Re: Inconsistency between mime-support, shared-mime-info and file for PHP files media types.

Le Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 12:48:01AM -0700, Russ Allbery a écrit :
> That's the reason why people are pursuing generating the metamail-style
> database *from* the XDG MIME specification so that we can use a richer
> specification in as many places as possible but fall back on the previous
> standard for applications that still use it.

Hi Russ,

I would be interested to have pointers to such projects.

For the registered media types, in my undestanding both mime-support (or its
equivalents in other distributions) and shared-mime-info (through its XDG
upstream) are tracking IANA's definitions, which is a duplication of work that
I would be glad to see resolved.  The biggest hurdle is probably that the
divergence in regard to the unregistered types, and the potential side effects
of changes if a merger happened.

Have a nice week-end,


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