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Hi :)

I read the now two years old Desktop Enty Standard and have some proposals to 
change. The first thing I noticed is that the latest sgml version is 0.9.3 
but the HTML and PS Version are only 0.9.2 this was a bit confusing, because 
I found some entries in the kde .desktop files, which weren't present in the 
specification.

So lets get startet. At first I would drop all items that are marked 
deprecated, although that's not really necessary, a validation-tool shouldn't 
tolerate this.

I don't understand why there is the "Encoding" option. Nearly all .desktop 
files I've seen use Enconding=UTF-8. Are there any characters in the locale 
Encodings that can't be displayed by UTF-8?

Next I would redesign the "Standard Keys"-table so it's more clear which key 
can be used in which "Type".

At last I would also drop the complete MimeType Section as it seem that a new 
standard for this will be established.

This would make the standard more easy to implement and also to understand :)

mfg, Heinrich :)


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