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Is there an organization that registers, collects, tracks, checks, validats files' extension. I mean is there something similar on Windows to how Apple registers and tracks file types on Mac OS?
Or, at least, how do you check if a file extension you plan to use is not occupied by some other program?
There isn’t. This is why every other program seems to use .dat for something. On the other hand there isn’t much of a reason to stick to just three letters for the extension nowadays and if you use a longer one you can probably avoid a clash.
Tuesday, September 07, 2004
Hmm. IMHO there are some central place for registering MIME types like "plain/text". It could be that exatensions are placed there also :)
Google on "file extensions" produces this as first hit: http://filext.com/
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