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Re: agenda item for Teleconference 5 November on MIME types (ISSUE-145)

From: Peter F. Patel-Schneider <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2008 12:01:43 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <20081028.120143.410253756.pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
To: ivan@w3.org
Cc: public-owl-wg@w3.org

Yes, USB sticks are generally FAT systems, but not 8+3 FAT systems, at
least on my machine.  (Look at the ISWC USB key for confirmation.)

peter


From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Subject: Re: agenda item for Teleconference 5 November on MIME types (ISSUE-145)
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2008 16:35:06 +0100

> I may be wrong, but aren't usb sticks FAT based? If so, file suffixes
> might go wrong when moving a file from one place to the other.
> 
> I might be wrong, though, and FAT is indeed not really used any more.
> Unless one uses floppies:-)
> 
> Ivan
> 
> Bijan Parsia wrote:
> > On Oct 28, 2008, at 11:16 AM, Ivan Herman wrote:
> > 
> >> Bijan Parsia wrote:
> >>> On Oct 28, 2008, at 9:43 AM, Rinke Hoekstra wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> On 28 okt 2008, at 09:06, Ivan Herman wrote:
> >>>>> What about '.owlx'?
> >>>>>
> >>>>> maybe as a matter of consistency we can also consider using 'owlf' and
> >>>>> 'owlm' for the other two.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Ivan
> >>>>
> >>>> Although certainly prettier,
> >>>
> >>> By leaps and bounds.
> >>>
> >>>> I think it would create problems on FAT-based file systems that
> >>>> (still) use the 8.3 naming scheme as these may truncate a long
> >>>> extension to three characters.
> >>>
> >>> But they would truncate to .owl, right? That seems harmless to me.
> >>>
> >>
> >> But then, say, specialized editors running on my windows machine would
> >> be screwed up:-(
> > 
> > How many of these are there, realistically? And, really? You use FAT
> > formatted drives?
> > 
> > Dude, it's a new *millennium*! :)
> > 
> > Seriously, how often is this an in practice problem. No information is
> > really lost as the formats are sniffable.
> > 
> > Cheers,
> > Bijan.
> > 
> 
> -- 
> 
> Ivan Herman, W3C Semantic Web Activity Lead
> Home: http://www.w3.org/People/Ivan/
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