[tech] File extension options

Mansfield mansfield at ondollo.com
Mon Jan 25 01:17:59 GMT 2021


On Thu, Jan 21, 2021 at 7:36 AM Jason McBrayer <jmcbray at carcosa.net> wrote:

> Mansfield <mansfield at ondollo.com> writes:
>
> > 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?
>
> You can use whatever extension you want, or no extension, as long as
> your server is configured to serve it as text/gemini. I think the main
> reason people didn't use .gem originally is because it's already used
> for an image file format, and maybe also for Ruby gems.
>

Image file format? Huh. Good to know.

I hadn't thought about *no* extension. I'm probably gonna skip that, but
make it configurable.

Thanks!
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