desktop menu idea
fourdan at xfce.org
Sun Mar 23 17:18:43 CET 2003
Yeap, I think it's interesting...
On Sun, 2003-03-23 at 16:53, Jasper Huijsmans wrote:
> On Sun, 23 Mar 2003 15:11:57 +0100
> Michael Jakl <mj at int-x.org> wrote:
> > On Sun, Mar 23, 2003 at 12:52:38PM +0100, Jasper Huijsmans wrote:
> > > Just a quick thought on the desktop menu. I really don't have time
> > > to do any development at the moment I'm afraid, so I'll just drop
> > > the idea here.
> > >
> > > It would be very helpful if the desktop menu file
> > > (~/.xfce4/menu.xml) could include other files. This would make it
> > > quite easy to have scripts that generate submenus, e.g. for a debian
> > > menu or a gnome/kde menu.
> > >
> > > Then, only one line needs to be added to the user's menu.xml and the
> > > generated menu can be updated independently.
> > >
> > > <include name="debian.xml"/>
> > >
> > > I don't know how hard it would be, but it doesn't sound too
> > > complicated to me.
> > Isn't this done by XML (system) entities? Just like described in
> > http://www.xml.com/pub/a/98/08/xmlqna2.html
> > I don't know if your XML Parser can handle this, or even if you use
> > one?
> That's a very interesting suggestion. We use libxml2, which is fully
> capable of using entities.
> I just added an entity to my menu file and it is being parsed correctly,
> but the included file doesn't get parsed ...
> Ok, I had to added 'xmlSubstituteEntitiesDefault(1);' before parsing the
> file and now it works!
> I added this:
> <!DOCTYPE xfdesktop-menu [
> <!ENTITY menu2 SYSTEM "menu2.xml">
> Does anyone think this can be useful? I can add it to CVS now, with an
> updated menu.xml to show an example (commented out). What do you think?
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