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Re: [CSS21] Test Suite

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2004 00:36:29 +0000 (UTC)
To: Brian Sexton <discussion-w3c@ididnotoptin.com>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0407230025400.924@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Thu, 22 Jul 2004, Brian Sexton wrote:
>
> I can see that those file names all conform to section 3.7 of the
> "CSS2.1 Test Case Authoring Guidelines" [1], but does anyone know why
> the extensions are all ancient Microsoft-style--three characters long
> (e.g. ".htm")--when even Microsoft operating systems and browsers have
> supported longer extensions (e.g. ".html") for many years?

Old Mac OSes were limited to 31 characters per filename, so every
character counts! That was the reasoning, anyway.

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