[theora] Re: Extension .v+ogg does work

illiminable ogg at illiminable.com
Fri Oct 20 22:47:14 PDT 2006

Resend: Seems the list ate the original. Sorry if there is a dupe.

Lets not try and be too creative.

There's no downside to being more conservative and using .vogg .oggv 
.oggvideo .ogv .theora or any other reasonable combination.

While it may be strictly permissible to use .v+ogg , it's bound to cause 
issues for some software, which may not have the most robust filename or 
url parsing. Additionally a + has to be escaped in a URL. .v%2Bogg 
doesn't look quite so cool.

There's no technical reason to try and put a plus sign into a file 
extension just for the sake of it. It will just confuse and infuriate 
people for no benefit.

I've been accepting .ogv in windows for a long time. I think .vogg is a 
good choice or even .oggvideo . .oggv is going to be unfortunate becuase 
it could be mistakenly thought to be ogg vorbis for those not in the know.


Ivo Emanuel Gonçalves wrote:
>> As discussed on last Monthly Meeting, Monty settled on recommending
>> the extension .v+ogg for Theora files IF it would work on Linux.
> Oh, shit.  Scratch that last part; I was thinking about this Wikipedia
> article I was editing at the same time as writting this message.  What
> Monty said, was if it would work ON WINDOWS, Microsoft Windows, the
> scourge, etc.
> Actually, what he said was:
> <xiphmont> Luna-Tick: well, the '+' will only be if it doesn't break 
> things :-)
> By things, I believe he meant 20th century operating systems.
> Anyhow, did anyone tested the extension on other OS's?  Mac, HAIKU, 
> whatever?
> Sorry for the mistake,
> Ivo Emanuel Gonçalves
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