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Re: HTML or XHTML - why do you use it?

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 8 Jan 2003 07:17:47 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200301080717.h087Hl801804@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-html@w3.org

> I'm curious... how does the OS determine which program to open the file with
> if there is no extension?  For example, if I have three files:

Macintosh and Palmos store the file type as an attribute outside of the
filename.  Some Unix applications look at the prefix of the file, and most
Unix binary formats have more or less unique first words.  Unix scripts 
tend to start with "#! <interpreter command name>".
Received on Wednesday, 8 January 2003 02:18:43 UTC

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