more thoughts on .htm vs .html
Thu, 22 Feb 1996 12:23:38 GMT
> 1.) I heard that Netscape on DOS/Win might be clever enough to find
> a file "index.htm" on the local filesystem even if a link points
> to "index.html". Whether this means that it does an 8+3 truncation
> of the requested file name internally or whether it just knows
> about the extension ".html" as a special case, I don't know.
but that doesnt help the other long names, does it
> If the ISOization process would mean that a file "index.html"
> under RockRidge really showed up as "index.htm" under ISO and
> 2.) Concerning Joachim's complaint regarding long filenames for TeX
> packages such as "chapterbib" not being found when stored with
> a truncated name: I vaguely recall having read somewhere that
the news is worse than i expected. i have mounted my RRIP teTeX CD
under Linux, and when i look at it in a DOS window, i see
Volume in drive D is /
Directory of D:\CDROM\TEXMF\TEX\LATEX\TOOLS
[.] [..] AFTER~RP.STY ARRAY.STY DCOLUMN.STY
DELARRAY.STY E.TEX ENUME~9X.STY FONTSMPL.STY FONTSMPL.TEX
FTNRIGHT.STY H.TEX HHLINE.STY INDEN~7J.STY LAYOUT.STY
LONGT~76.STY MULTICOL.STY RAWFONTS.STY S.TEX SHOWKEYS.STY
SOMEDEFS.STY TABULARX.STY THB.STY THC.STY THCB.STY
THEOREM.STY THM.STY THMB.STY THP.STY TRANS.TBL
VARIOREF.STY VERBATIM.STY VERBTEST.TEX X.TEX XR.STY
36 file(s) 161,540 bytes
0 bytes free
not quite what the doctor ordered, is it?
or is this an artefact of
loading the CD in a Linux DOS box? hmm, let me try elsewhere...
yes, i loaded the CD on a DOS machine (ugh, i had to wash my hands
afterwards) and saw LONGTABL.STY and so on.
so in fact we are OK. the DOS people see what they want. what will
*not* work is if you copy from a DOS-viewed CD to Unix, because you
will take the truncation with you
do we have a VMS volunteer to see what they see?