Re: NetCDF UTI's on Mac OS X

Hello Sean and Russ (and any others reading this),

Thank you for your responses.

 <string>edu.ucar.unidata.netcdf. andi </string>

I assume those are stray spaces?

Indeed. Of course I only noticed them seconds after hitting Send.

Here there will be a problem.  There are now 2 UTIs
(edu.ucar.unidata.netcdf.andi and edu.ucar.unidata.netcdf) that both
claim the extensions .cdf and .nc.  One will win out.

That's an unfortunate fact of life. I haven't checked, nor yet read the whole thread you referenced, but if Apple implemented this right it should give precedence to edu.ucar.unidata.netcdf over edu.ucar.unidata.netcdf.andi since the latter conforms to the former. In other words a netcdf.andi is a netcdf, but a netcdf is not a netcdf.andi.

Like you, I don't know of any MIME types already in use for that.

Oh well... I suppose that application/x-netcdf-andi is a good candidate, but I'll assume that most often it comes as application/x- netcdf.

Once your proposal is finalised, you should submit a bug to Apple
requesting they add it to the OS's list of known UTIs.

That sounds like a good idea. I will do that. I'll post here once more before I do that.




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