I think that you proposal is ok, except that <application_name> should
be the base filename of the .desktop file for the app. The reason is
that apps need to be able to find the corresponding .desktop file easily
- to show icons, internationalized names, etc.

With your proposal one needs to sift through all .desktop files and find
the one with the right Exec field. That seems inefficient and
inconvenient. Another benefit of the my proposal is that alleviates the
distro-quirks problem to some degree (not fully though). The Exec field
can readily be looked up from the .desktop file.

To be concise: I propose that /usr/share/applications/firefox.desktop
has id "app://firefox.desktop" , or in Bash-terms "app://$(basename
$full_path)". This also coincides with GLib definition of "application
ids" (except the app:// prefix): see

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Status in Zeitgeist Framework: Triaged

Bug description:
Our DB has some inconsistency  when we insert applications:
recently used inserts something like /path/to/app.desktop
while the other loggers use application://app.desktop

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