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

Charles Plessy <plessy@debian.org> writes:
> 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.

Well, perhaps I'm confused, since I thought that was part of what you were
working on!  :)

There was a previous discussion on debian-devel about this, during which I
posted a scetch of an implementation strategy for converting the XDG MIME
files to the mailcap syntax.  Someone else then fleshed out that script a
bit more, and I thought submitted it to the BTS, and then there was some
subsequent discussion in the Technical Committee in the context of the
evince application/pdf MIME registration that I thought indicated someone
was working on that further.  It may be that I had misunderstood.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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