[openbeos] Re: resource files, application signatures, and icons

  • From: "Scott MacMaster" <zqxh@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 17:26:36 -0400

What's with x-vnd?  What does it mean?  What about something like this?

application/obos.x86.company.program_name

or if sub items are possible ( I would prefer this)

application/obos/x86/company/program_name



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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Alexander G. M. Smith" <agmsmith@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <openbeos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, September 27, 2002 1:14 PM
Subject: [openbeos] Re: resource files, application signatures, and icons


> Jonas Sundstrom wrote:
> > "shatty" <shatty@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >  ...
> > > 1. application/x-vnd.OBOS.Dial-UpNetworking
> > > 2. application/x-vnd.obos.pdfwriter
> > > 3. application/x-vnd.obos-stylededit
> > > 4. application/x-vnd.Be-PULS
> > 
> > (NetPositive:  application/x-vnd.Be-NPOS)
> > 
> > I'd vote for (3), with '-' and all lowercase.
> > 
> > Even though MIME's are supposed to be case-insensitive
> > it's best to stick to all lowercase.
> 
> Some of that . vs - confusion is because there were two standards
> for BeOS MIME types.  I think the x-vnd.Be- is the older one, and
> x-vnd.Be. is the newer one, but I could be wrong.  Dash seems to
> be for words-that-are-one-idea and dot seems to separate items.
> Though I wonder why they don't use a slash to separate subitems
> in MIME strings.
> 
> - Alex
> 
> 
> 

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