[Development] XML Mimetypes

Thiago Macieira thiago.macieira at intel.com
Fri Jun 17 00:31:16 CEST 2016

On quinta-feira, 16 de junho de 2016 19:23:04 PDT Lars Knoll wrote:
> MIME types would be one of my primary candidates to move out. But we should
> consider removing the dependency of mimetypes onto XML in any case, by
> moving the conversion from XML to binary database into a compile step.

Not sure that's a valid implementation of the spec. It's true that most 
systems will fall into one of two categories:

1) no system-wide XDG mime data at all
2) has both XML and binary data

The question is whether there's a third category that has the XML data but no 
binary cache.

Thiago Macieira - thiago.macieira (AT) intel.com
  Software Architect - Intel Open Source Technology Center

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