[PD] pure-data.org downloads

derek holzer derek at x-i.net
Tue Nov 11 01:54:05 CET 2003

yeah, i don't think it is just me, and not just a computer/browser 
issue. but if people need to know: linux, mozilla 1.0.something...

right-click-save-as does the same thing as clicking the link. it allows 
you to download whatever has been uploaded. but if that thing was 
uploaded without a file extension, then i have to trust whatever the 
server tells me about the MIME type, which could be accurate or not.

maybe a good test case would be the loopool file. it has no extension, 
and the server tells me it is an x-bzip2 file. however, 'bunzip2 
loopool' doesn't know what to do with it, and inflates the whole archive 
as one big file, when it should be a directory with multiple files.

could the maintainers of pure-data.org either explicitily request that 
people remember the file extension in whatever form they fill out, or 
even more explicitely require them to enter the extension manually when 
they upload?


Frank Barknecht wrote:

>Marc Lavallée hat gesagt: // Marc Lavallée wrote:
>>Because people should write the full name (with the extension) of all the
>>files they made available on pure-data.org; Plone (the backend system of
>>pure-data.org) don't use the original name of the uploaded file, but the
>>name entered in the 'name' field.
>I second that: There are a lot of files on pure-data.org that do not
>have an extension. I'd encourage any owners of these file to fix that. 
>For example on http://www.pure-data.org/community/tracks/ 3 out of 6
>tracks do not have file extensions.

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