[OSM-dev] User preference for editor

Chris Browet cbro at semperpax.com
Fri May 1 08:52:14 BST 2009

> Thomas Wood wrote:
>> Others have stated before that the mime type option is really the only
>> sane one for this sort of thing, rather than the awful localhost URIs
>> the the JOSM remote control uses presently.
> Call me biased but I find a certain elegance in the way these "awful
> localhost URIs" do not require any configuration. You do not have to
> register JOSM as an application for a certain MIME type; you do not have to
> fiddle with your browser configuration to install a helper application; just
> fire up JOSM and it works.
Furthermore, for a packaged tool as merkaartor, the registering of the mime
extension can be done at installation time, leading to near zero config for
the user...
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