File Extension Consensus

Rob McBroom mailinglist0 at
Fri Nov 5 09:19:20 EDT 2010

On Nov 5, 2010, at 5:43 AM, David Herren wrote:

> I haven't experimented with others, but TextMate seems to recognize .markdown so that's what I use.

I tend to use “mdown” just because that seemed to be what the QuickLook generator supported, and it's among the many that TextMate recognizes so it wasn't a deal breaker. None of which brings us any closer to an answer, of course.

How about this:

1. Get every system in the world to use filesystem metadata to determine type instead of some part of the file's name.
2. Get every existing transfer mechanism updated to preserve such metadata.
3. No step 3. We're done. That was easy! ;)

Rob McBroom

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