Markdown file extension

Tobias Gruetzmacher tobias at
Mon Oct 9 19:54:29 EDT 2006


On Mon, Oct 09, 2006 at 04:40:27PM -0700, Robert Ullrey wrote:

> >Why wouldn't the extension be the same on all platforms?


> I seem to recall that windows only supports three letter extensions. I

> am wlecome to being corected though, but that was also my understanding

> why we have .htm (windows) and .html(*nix).

That is only legacy. Since the web is older then Windows 95, which
brought LFN to FAT and ISO9660 (Joilet), there were some file extensions
shortened. I don't think there are any modern operating systems which
don't allow longer file extensions. WinXP even has standard extensions
which are much longer (.manifest, for example).

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