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Re: Editing a binary property: propedit --editor-cmd

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2003-12-03 04:46:03 CET

On Tue, 2003-12-02 at 20:34, Julian Foad wrote:
> Nevertheless here is a description of a possible minimal support for binary properties.

I think I prefer the <name,type,value> idea to the idea of reserving
part of the property namespace, which is ugly and not very flexible.
(Example: with <name,type,value>, you could implement a property browser
which shows icons as icons, because they are tagged as image/png or
whatever. With the bin: namespace proposal, all you can do is avoid
trying to display binary data is text.)

But, as I mentioned in response to Jennifer Bevan, I don't think this is
a 1.0 feature.

> I vote -1 on providing _any_ additional mechanism for adding meta-data to properties.
> Properties are meta-data for files, so they should be simple and should not have a
> built-in mechanism for having their own meta-data. Such meta-data can already be
> included in the property's name and/or its value.

"Properties about properties" would be ridiculous, but just a type
doesn't seem like a bad thing. Your argument doesn't seem compelling
enough to warrant pulling out the big veto hammer.

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