[hfs-user] MacOS9.2 and MAC OS X

Entwicklung entwicklung@whengenibk.de
Sun, 28 Apr 2002 07:59:38 +0200


That's surprising - coz even in Mac OS 9 I haven't had any problems with
Simpletext documents. As long as a '.txt' extension is there it wasn't
necessary to set filetype and creator - but this seemed to work
only for text-files.. for .pdf for example I had to explicitly set filetype
and creator.

How is it it works fine for me on Mac OS 9 (for text files i.e.) and doesn't
work for Biswaroop on Mac OS 9.2 ?

Regards,
Nandini


----- Original Message -----
From: "Patrick Dirks" <pwd@apple.com>
To: "Biswaroop(External)" <biswaroopb@integramicro.com>
Cc: <hfs-user@lists.mars.org>
Sent: Friday, April 26, 2002 5:52 PM
Subject: Re: [hfs-user] MacOS9.2 and MAC OS X


> Hi,
>
> Sounds like you're not setting the Finder information for the files; Mac
> OS 9 uses the Finder Type and creator to find an application to open the
> file.  Looks like SimpleText also looks at the file and checks to see
> whether the type is "TEXT".
>
> Mac OS X recognizes file extensions in addition to the Finder
> information (and its TextEdit app obviously doesn't check the Finder
> Type in the Finder Info) so it has no problem just gong straight at the
> data.
>
> If you want to verify your data structures, I bet "BBEdit" will read it
> without regard for the Finder info.
>
> Hope that helps,
> -Patrick.
>
> On Friday, April 26, 2002, at 07:44 AM, Biswaroop(External) wrote:
>
> > Hi Everybody,
> >
> >  I have enquired a very queer problem.
> >   What I did...
> > 1.  Created a Volume File and inserted some
> >      Text documents in that volume.
> > 2.  I then wrote that Volume Image file on to a CD
> >     using a mastering application which just dumps the
> >     image on to the disc.
> > 3. Took the CD and mounted it in Mac OS 9.2
> >     The files were displayed but when I clicked it
> >     for opening it I got a Error Mssg saying
> >    "Simple Text" cannot open this Kind of File.
> > 4. Next I mounted it in Mac OS X the new OS from
> >     Mac.
> >     Amazing enough It showed all the files and the
> >     data correctly.
> >   Inference:
> >    The data is written correctly on to the Cd and it
> >    is being recognized by Mac (MAC OS X).
> >    Both the OS show the files properly and recognize
> >    it as HFS formatted volume.
> >
> >   Point to note..
> >    Since the text files were copied from a Windows volume in Binary
> > mode no
> > CRLF conversions were
> > done.
> >  But in Mac OS X it didnot show any wrong display
> >   and everything was fine.
> >
> >  Thirdly when I wrote other types of files in the volume
> >  eg. *.htm, *.pdf
> >  They were shown in both the Mac OS's(9.2 and X)
> >   but again the Text files couldnot be opened only in
> >   Mac OS 9.2
> >
> >   Fourthly,
> >   when I mount the Volume File created by my application
> >   using a freeware"HFVExplorer" I can view all the
> >   files and data (i.e. Text files are getting opened and
> >   displayed).
> >   From all the above experiments
> >   I think my code is not the Culprit!!
> >   And only "Text Files" are not getting opened.
> >   Then where is the BUG??
> >   Any ideas!
> >   have a nice weekend.
> >   Bye
> >   Biswaroop
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > The difference between sunrise and
> > sunset lies in the freshness of your
> > eyes.
> >                                   --Bisban
>