> > Why would the PCGen character data, i.e. the current PCG file, or
> > previous "section 1", not be "content"?
> We're definately looking at the issues of packaging format vs. content
> format here. Welcome to a world of tedium. :-)
Tell me about it.
> It is content. It's not a recognized OpenDocument format, though, so
> we should be careful that it can't be confused with such. (But I
> really need to spend more time reading those specifications myself.)
I have to ask why adherence to the OpenDocument format is so important.
I'm not saying it isn't, just asking why it is. What does it gain us
besides being able to say that it's true?
> No, that's META-INF/manifest.xml. mimetype contains the MIME type
> that should be used for the entire package.
My bad. I don't know where my brain was when I asked this. It's no
different from the mime-type in an HTML or XML files.
> > I'll point out that Windows doesn't care a lick about mime-type,
> depending on the extension instead.
> No kidding. MSIE doesn't even like using MIME-type information from
> HTTP responses, where that's exactly what it should be using.
Fortunately, there are alternatives that *do* recognize the content-type
tag, such as Firefox, so I encourage everyone to use that whenever I
> For documents that are created by PCgen, a distinct extension should
> be used, so that Windows is kept happy. There should be a specific
> (and registered!) MIME type for that case as well, and that MIME type
> should be stored in the mimetype file within the package file.
And given that every OS that is currently capable of running PCGen also
supports so-called "long" file names, I don't think that extension
should be limited to three characters, and risk overlapping with
> Yes, I'm somewhat Windows-hostile myself, but I recognize that some of
> us have to get along with it. My hostility stems from the days when
> I'm forced to be in that camp due to customer requirements. :-(
If one recognizes that Windows and *nix were originally targeted towards
different audiences, the problems become easier to accept. They are
both migrating towards the same thing, though.