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Re: Re: What's in a Name?

by schumi (Hermit)
on May 29, 2002 at 11:42 UTC ( #170044=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: What's in a Name?
in thread What's in a Name?

I do agree with you as long as we're talking about user-called scripts. However, webservers tend to insist on extensions.

As far as why I'm using extensions for non-web scripts, I do admit that this is mainly a habit - I'm still mostly working on windoze.


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Re: What's in a Name?
by Abigail-II (Bishop) on May 29, 2002 at 11:48 UTC
    However, webservers tend to insist on extensions.

    That's just a matter of configuration.


      <topic offness="slight">

      How would you configure Apache to be extension-less given that you need things like:

      AddType application/x-httpd-php3 .php3 # For PHP AddType application/x-tar .tgz # For 'shorthand' tar.gz AddType text/html .shtml # For server-parsed
      to have it send the proper 'content-type' to the broswer?

      As an aside, I completely agree that end user apps should be extensionless. I don't think extensions are a bad thing for webservers. How often do you enter in the location bar of your browser? Odds are you type and click 'Newest Nodes' or just have a bookmark...

      OmG! They killed tilly! You *bleep*!!
        I find it much quicker typing
Re^3: What's in a Name?
by Aristotle (Chancellor) on May 29, 2002 at 15:21 UTC
    Even if they do, .pl has no reason to be. Call them .cgi if necessary. It may sound silly, but there's no reason to be telling anyone what language your scripts are written in.

    Makeshifts last the longest.

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