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From Rich Bowen <rbo...@rcbowen.com>
Subject Re: [Bug 57584] AddHandler etc. documentation "extension" unintuitive
Date Wed, 15 Apr 2015 21:05:21 GMT
I wonder if some of you might express an opinion here. I think that the 
use of the word 'extension' is standard and consistent. What do you think?

On 04/15/2015 04:02 PM, bugzilla@apache.org wrote:
> https://bz.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=57584
>
> Rich Bowen <rbowen@apache.org> changed:
>
>             What    |Removed                     |Added
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
>               Status|NEW                         |NEEDINFO
>
> --- Comment #2 from Rich Bowen <rbowen@apache.org> ---
> I am tempted to close this "wontfix", but I'll seek input from other folks
> before doing so.
>
> The use of 'extension' is consistent with how it is used in the computing world
> at large, and, in particular, in the *nix world. What we're talking about is
> called a file extension, and files can have multiple file extensions.
>
> whatever.tar.gz files, for example, have been around forever, and tar and gz
> are talked about as the two file extensions.
>
> Using 'substring' would be using a new term for an old concept.
>
> This is not an "unusual definition of extension". It's standard.
>


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