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  • Started 13 years ago by john
  • Latest reply 13 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • john Member

    I would like to use the Prefs/Upload feature "Add Internet Config suffix to Raw Data uploads". However, Fetch seems to only pay attention to the file type, not the creator, and I think it would work better if it did.

    Example: my PDF formatted file (type/creator TEXT/CARO) should have a ".pdf" appended upon upload. However, instead it had a ".1st" appended, which is the first TEXT one on the IC list (TEXT/ttxt). I removed that rule from IC, and next attempt it appended ".a" (for a MPW TEXT file); I removed that and it then appended ".apd" (TEXT/ALD3). It was clear it was not going to see this as a TEXT/PDF file despite the fact the creator and Mac icons are correct.

    Can this behavior be changed? Thanks.

    Posted 13 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Thanks for the suggestion; I'll look into it. But shouldn't your PDF files be of type "PDF "?

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 13 years ago #

  • john Member

    > shouldn't your PDF files be of type "PDF "?

    i didn't make them that way! maybe netscape did (or perhaps fetch?)

    so maybe it's not a big problem here, but could be one for text or other ambiguous files?

    Posted 13 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    There was some version of Internet Config (and perhaps some version of Netscape too) that incorrectly identified PDF files as text files; maybe that's the source of the incorrectly labelled file. I would recommend checking your Internet control panel and Netscape helper settings to make sure that they download PDF files as binary and save them with a type/creator of PDF /CARO.

    Posted 13 years ago #

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