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From Josh Glover <>
Subject Re: Directoryindex
Date Mon, 13 May 2002 20:28:12 GMT
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.


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