[Ietf-calsify] RE: [Ietf-caldav] Re: xCal - resubmitted - file name
camerost at exchange.microsoft.com
Tue Aug 9 17:59:37 PDT 2005
The multiple dots have no ill effects to users of Windows versions that
support long filenames (XP, 2000, and perhaps 98, though to a limited
degree) - only the final dot extension is meaningful when associating
application behaviors or displaying icons, etc. The rest of the string
is considered the filename sans extension. Like the .tar example, this
leaves further "unwrapping" of the file up to the application.
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[mailto:ietf-caldav-bounces at osafoundation.org] On Behalf Of Doug Royer
Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2005 1:47 PM
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Cc: Calsify; CalDAV DevList; ietf-calendar at imc.org
Subject: [Ietf-caldav] Re: xCal - resubmitted - file name suffix
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As to the file name suffix point . Many insisted (Mostly Microsoft and
Microsoft application developers) that iCal define a file extension.
And as I have noticed that MANY implementations store ICS files without
their text/calendar MIME header. I suspect many will for xCAL. So
without a MIME type in the file, many data typing engines would fail if
it were not for a file name suffix.
So xCal has a file extension. I do not care what it is.
And I do not care how many 'dots' are in the file name as long as the
OS's and their applications allow for it.
Cameron Stillion wrote:
> REBTW2: Extension "stacking" is not "unsupported" by most systems
> either. It works fine in Unix, Mac, and Windows.
It is supported by some POSIX (UNIX, Linux, BSD, and newer
Mac) applications, but not those OS's.
In fact on those POSIX OS's the 'dot' means nothing at all and it is
simply another character in the file name that can have zero to many
'dot's in the file name.
Cameron - Question: Can the windows registry handle multiple DOTs in
suffixes to files on what ever are the top most Windows versions in use?
My VERY LIMITED knowledge and testing says no, but I might not know what
I am doing as I use POSIX systems for almost everything.
Doug Royer | http://INET-Consulting.com
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