Re: Netscape 4.0 press release at their server

David Perrell (davidp@earthlink.net)
Thu, 24 Oct 1996 15:30:21 -0700


Message-Id: <199610242235.PAA21203@norway.it.earthlink.net>
From: "David Perrell" <davidp@earthlink.net>
To: <www-html@w3.org>, "Walter Ian Kaye" <walter@natural-innovations.com>
Subject: Re: Netscape 4.0 press release at their server
Date: Thu, 24 Oct 1996 15:30:21 -0700

Walter Ian Kaye wrote:
> I just re-read that. "for every version" -- where'dja get the idea
that
> Mac file types are registered for different versions? While Microsoft
> chose to do that with 'XLS3', 'XLS4' instead of just 'XLS ', there's
> nothing that says they had to. PICT1 and PICT2 are both type 'PICT',
> for example. It's up to the developer. Frankly, I don't understand
why
> Microsoft changed the file type, since it stores the info internally.
> Perhaps they only did that to reference new icons... :)

I got that impression from someone who also argued that file extensions
would need version info.

Where'd you see the XLS3 and XLS4 extensions? It's still XLS for
spreadsheets. XLA is for workbooks -- compilations of related
spreadsheets.

David Perrell