Re: Netscape 4.0 press release at their server

David Perrell (davidp@earthlink.net)
Fri, 18 Oct 1996 11:49:30 -0700


Message-Id: <199610181855.LAA24707@armenia.it.earthlink.net>
From: "David Perrell" <davidp@earthlink.net>
To: <www-html@w3.org>
Subject: Re: Netscape 4.0 press release at their server
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 11:49:30 -0700

Walter Ian Kaye wrote:
> The difference is that Apple *registers* creator type (parent
application)
> and file type codes. This prevents Word/FrameMaker and similar
conflicts.
> Of course, another difference is that the 4-byte codes are *binary*,
> resulting in 4 billion possible codes. I've even reserved a few for
my own
> MacOS programs! ;-)

With what central authority must you register these codes and how does
this facilitate interoperability with other systems?

David P