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Re: Ubuntu Dash and Zim txt files


In previous discussions, has Windows been taken into account? From what I
could find, even Microsoft software uses stub-program if a specific version
of a program should be launched. So it seems safe to assume that there is
no good mechanism to make the destinction work in windows.

An advantage of a likely non-conflicting file-extension like ".zimwiki"
would be easy cross-platform mime-type handling. Seeing how the mime-type
issue seems to make a lot of work, isn't it actually a good point to
re-discuss the extension issue?

regards, Klaus

2012/12/16 Jaap Karssenberg <jaap.karssenberg@xxxxxxxxx>

> On Sat, Dec 15, 2012 at 10:41 PM, Svenn Are Bjerkem
> <svenn.bjerkem@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Isn't it more wise to use a different extension than .txt for the zim
> > markup files? I guess this has been pointed out some times in the
> > past? Use .zxt or .zml or .zimwiki so that .txt is reserved for pure
> > text files and no need to use processing overhead on file headers to
> > decide if it is a zim markup file or a pure text file attachment. .txt
> > has been around longer than zim, and I have always thought it to be a
> > bit 'egoistic' to grab this for a special purpose for one particular
> > application.
> Yes, this has been discussed more than once on this list before. I
> personally don't think re-opening the discussion at this time will
> bring any new ideas to the table.
> Regards,
> Jaap
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