Re: Netscape 4.0 press release at their server

Walter Ian Kaye wrote:
> I just re-read that. "for every version" -- where'dja get the idea
> 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
> 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

David Perrell

Received on Thursday, 24 October 1996 18:36:22 UTC