[tech] File extension options
sean at conman.org
Thu Jan 21 06:56:54 GMT 2021
It was thus said that the Great Mansfield once stated:
> This time it's a short question that I can't find an answer to.
> Why not use '.gem' as the file extension? Why the encouragement to support
> one or both of gmi / gemini instead of adding a new one?
> What I was able to find was, "Current Gemini servers seem to use .gmi or
> .gemini extensions for this purpose, and new servers are strongly
> encouraged to support one or both of these options instead of adding a new
> one to the mix." (from gemini.circumlunar.space/docs/best-practices.gmi)
> To be clear: You won't get any argument from me. The only thing swaying me
> either way is, to me, '.gem' feels cooler. I'd *really* love to use that...
> I'd feel... almost sad to use gmi... and gemini is annoyingly long. So. No
> logical argument here. Just looking for some background and trying to get a
> feel for how horrible a person I'd be if I went with gem.
Go for it. Just make sure the server you use can be configured to use
.gem as the extension. Clients don't care about extensions because the MIME
type is returned.
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