Bug 451003 - mimeopen is trying to open urls
mimeopen is trying to open urls
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xdg-utils (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Rex Dieter
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-06-12 06:17 EDT by Miroslav Lichvar
Modified: 2009-12-17 14:41 EST (History)
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Description Miroslav Lichvar 2008-06-12 06:17:17 EDT
Description of problem:
In generic environment, where an application supporting image/png mimetype was
installed, xdg-open 'http://a.org/a.png' starts the application instead of web

Not sure if this should be handled in xdg-open or mimeopen.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install perl-File-MimeInfo
2. xdg-open 'http://a.org/a.png'
Actual results:
gqview started (or another application supporting image/png mimetype).

Expected results:
web browser started.
Comment 1 Patrice Dumas 2008-06-13 04:05:05 EDT
I submitted something on freedesktop to handle that by adding a 
protocol entry in the desktop file to precise which protocols are 
supported by an application. This would allow to use the mime and
protocol info to decide which application to use. It was not 
clearly rejected but rather people seemed not to care about. It
seems that people are so much into using daemons and vfs to access
urls that they don't care about other solutions.

The mimeopen author also thought about taking advantage of the fact
that urls should be %u and %U, I don't know what is the advancement
of this. For gqview it would require changing %F to %U in .desktop 
Comment 2 Rex Dieter 2008-11-26 10:01:13 EST
Patrice, thanks, I'll see if I can dig up the ml reference (if you have it handy, could you pleaes reference it here).
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Comment 5 Patrice Dumas 2009-06-10 06:05:08 EDT
There have been recently more talking about this issue on the xdg list, still no real solution, as far as I can tell.
Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2009-11-16 03:08:17 EST
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.

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Comment 7 Rex Dieter 2009-12-17 14:41:19 EST
I'm of a mind to think the best short-term solution is to advocate apps use %u and %U in .desktop files per comment #1 , and consider this outside to perview of xdg-utils (at the moment at least, until the protocol extentions mentioned in comment #3 happen )

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