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From "David Jackson" <>
Subject Re: Directoryindex
Date Mon, 13 May 2002 20:45:31 GMT
Now *CHILDREN*, if you cann't play nice togather, I going to have
to send you to your rooms.


> John Passaniti wrote:
>> Saw some nonsense I had to comment on:
>>>PS Why are you using "htm" as an extension on a
>>>linux system? The correct extension for Hyper-text
>>>Markup Language documents is "html". "htm" was 
>>>forced on the web years ago by Microsoft because 
>>>their brain-dead OS of the time (win 3.1) couldn't 
>>>handle more than 3 letters after the dot. Even 
>>>though later windows versions (95 etc.) can use 
>>>"html", they kept it on out of corporate pride. This 
>>>name-space pollution is M$'s main contribution to 
>>>the WWW...
>> What a load of nonsense used as a springboard for a canonical
>> Microsoft rant.  The reality here is that it doesn't matter in the
>> least what file extension one uses for HTML.  ".html" is the most
>> common, but it isn't any more or less correct than any other
>> extension.  Further, the world is bigger than just *nix, and there are
>> plenty of file systems out there that have far more restrictive rules
>> than Microsoft's original FAT did.
> Conventions are important, though. And .html is one that many people 
> seem to agree on.
> -Josh
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