khexedit2 shows up everywhere

Friedrich W. H. Kossebau Friedrich.W.H at
Sun Mar 6 17:50:23 GMT 2005

Hi Shaheed,

(no need to cc: me, I'm subscribed :)

Am Sonntag, 6. März 2005 16:11, schrieb Shaheed:
> It seems to me that this problem is exactly equivalent to the problem of
> filter chain in KOffice, which was solved using a wieghting system using
> for example:
> X-KDE-Weight=50
> Wouldn't that be a more generic and existing mechanism?

No, this problem is different I guess: 
When there is no mimetype handler (registered) at all for a given mimetype the 
KTrader's answer still includes all those handlers that deal with base 
mimetypes of the mimetype. But base mimetypes usually are not what is wanted 
per default when viewing some file. E.g. when requesting a viewing handler 
for a xhtml file you are seldomly keen to get a xml viewer or the plain text 
viewer or the byte viewer. 
And the answer is not to set all this viewers to AllowDefault=false ;) they 
might be the primary viewer once and in a while, even a hex viewer (for 
binary blobs one has no special viewer given, e.g. binary executables).

So IMHO the answer to this problem is to be able to query the trader to give 
only those handlers that explictly show the given mimetype and not only some 
base type.

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