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Re: Re:

A file type is defined by its mime type not by it's suffix.

The suffix (txt, htm,asp, ppf, cfm) is a convienient way for an
application to decide which files to send to a processor, and which

As Lauren points out several suffixs can point to legitimate well
formed XML files.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Lauren Wood" <lauren@softquad.com>
To: <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2001 1:54 PM
Subject: Re:

> Didier PH Martin wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > At first I thought "this is a joke", but maybe its not. I
recommend that you
> > go to the bookstore ASAP and get a book like for instance XML for
> > published by Wrox.
> >
> > By the way, the file may have these extensions:
> > xxx.xml
> > xxx.svg
> > xxx.xhtml
> > xxx.smil
> > xxx.rdf
> > xxx.xtm
> > and a couple others that I forgot...
> Um, actually an XML file may have any file ending it (or the author)
> chooses; using .xml is a nice convention that is sometimes adhered
to but
> often not. And, of course, there may be no file ending at all,
> on systems where not using file endings is common (e.g., Unix). A
readme may
> be in XML just as a readme.xml file may be, or a readme.foo.
> Lauren
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