KWord/OOo files mime types

David Faure dfaure at
Fri May 23 21:44:10 BST 2003

On Saturday 24 May 2003 18:45, Daniel Naber wrote:
> Hi,
> recently I wanted to test KFind's new content search in 
> files. It didn't work, the reason was this check:
> file->mimetype()=="application/vnd.sun.xml.writer"
Looks correct.

> On my system, OOo Writer files have this mime type: 
> "application/x-oowriter". 
Your system is old :)
We used to define this mimetype, we have now switched to the official one,

> I want to add more files besides OOo Writer so  
> the question is: what mime types will I have to use? Do I have to check 
> for two different types per file, or even more? 
You could add the old name of the mimetype... however I think this isn't
the right fix. With such a mismatch, the import filters won't work either, etc.
Better have an uninstall.desktop that removes application/x-oowriter,
so that your .sxw files are recognized as application/vnd.sun.xml.writer

> If so, it would be easier  
> to just check the file name suffix (nothing bad will happen if a file 
> that's not OOo has such a suffix)...

Please don't rely on suffixes only....

David Faure -- faure at, dfaure at
Qt/KDE/KOffice developer
Klarälvdalens Datakonsult AB, Platform-independent software solutions

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