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Re: lynx-dev .mailcap vs. HTSetPresentation

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: lynx-dev .mailcap vs. HTSetPresentation
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2004 17:29:40 -0500 (EST)

On Wed, 28 Jan 2004, Doug Kaufman wrote:

> On Wed, 28 Jan 2004 address@hidden wrote:
> > I recently decided I could view MPEGs, etc. with a shell command on
> > my iBook.  So I put the command in my ~/.mailcap and pointed Lynx at
> > a video/mpeg.  Nothing happened.  I did a trace.  I found Lynx was
> > calling something called "mpeg_play", which doesn't exist.  As a
> > circumvention, I put a one-line script in my PATH.  But I disagree
> > with Lynx here.
> > ...
> > o Perhaps the hard-coded "mpeg_play" can be overridden in lynx.cfg.  But
> >   this shouldn't be necessary.  .mailcap is the central place where I
> >   should be able to define all helper apps, putting only desired
> >   exceptions in lynx.cfg.  Mailcap is specified in RFC 1524; Lynx should
> >   respect that.
> As far as I know lynx DOES follow the values in .mailcap, overriding
> anything specified in lynx.cfg. I thought the order was HTInit.c
> defaults, then the VIEWER commands in lynx.cfg, then the global
> mailcap, then your personal .mailcap.

sounds right.  But seeing the effect of the settings can be hard.
It would be nice to add something to the "=" screen that shows the
type that's derived (and which level it comes from).

Thomas E. Dickey

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