[Thunar-dev] HTML documents falsely recognized as application/x-mozilla-bookmarks

Erlend Davidson E.R.M.Davidson at sms.ed.ac.uk
Fri Aug 3 14:12:21 CEST 2007

Mathias Brodala wrote:
> Hi.
> For a few days now Thunar claims that HTML documents are bookmark files with the
> MIME type application/x-mozilla-bookmarks instead of text/html.
> How can I fix this? Grepping ~/.local/share for the wrong MIME type yields nothing.
It's almost certainly that an application you've install recently has 
decided to change the mimetype.  The x-.. means it is non-standard.  
Applications can specify mimetypes for a file under the directory 
/usr/share/mime/packages and also /usr/local/share/mime/packages.

For example dcraw (on some systems) installs dcraw.xml which changes the 
mimetype of all the files it can process to image/x-dcraw.  
Thunar-thumbnailers changes files it can thumbnail (with dcraw) to 
image/x-sony-arw and so on... I don't really understand what happens 
when there is a conflict - I just wish there was a way files could have 
more than one mimetype.

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