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Re: SEUL: Re: extension binding/enlightenment

Roger R Dingledine wrote:
> starsend@interlog.com wrote:
> >        Some people expressed interest in "extension" binding. You know that
> >        thing that when you click on x.doc in windows word for windows is
> >        launched with x.doc.
> It strikes me that we have a very powerful 'file' command, to determine what
> sort of thing a given file is. Is it feasible to extend the functionality of
> this command enough that we don't have to have explicit extensions?

Well, of course the bindings would be file-type
bindings rather then extension binding per se.
A filemanager could quickly look at the extension
to find out what icons to display but it shouldn't
rely on this when launching an application for the
file type (just MHO).  I think the extensions are nice
for the command line, by the way.