file extensions

Ken Ray kray at sonsothunder.com
Mon Nov 25 13:11:01 CST 2002


There isn't an "official" registry, but I usually check
http://www.file-ext.com/ to see what has been used and try to pick something
that hasn't...

Ken Ray
Sons of Thunder Software
Email: kray at sonsothunder.com
Web Site: http://www.sonsothunder.com/


----- Original Message -----
From: "sims" <sims at ezpzapps.com>
To: <use-revolution at lists.runrev.com>
Sent: Monday, November 25, 2002 4:49 AM
Subject: file extensions


> I am building an import-export feature into an app.
>
> It will export a custom prop or import a plain text
> file and make it into a custom prop.
>
> I only want to allow previously exported files to be imported,
> so I am thinking of adding a file extension to the file name
> as a 'test' to help (ex: only files that end with ".DOG" can be
> imported) ensure that only exported files get imported.
>
> I am wondering if this is a reasonable way to proceed...especially
> with Windows machines. Type/creator codes for non-osx macs
> can be registered, is such a procedure needed for file extensions
> on a Windows system?
>
> Thanks in Advance!
>
> sims
>
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