[thelist] Copying HTML from PC to Mac

aardvark roselli at earthlink.net
Thu Jul 20 11:55:12 CDT 2000

> From: Julia Frizzell <Julia_Frizzell at Brown.edu>
> Why do you think that having uppercase and a ~ in the file makes it
> virtually useless? Macs aren't case sensitive on their HTML file
> names.
> HTML is cross-platform compatible. The person just needs to launch
> their browser (since double-clicking on the htm(l) file will likely
> not work), and then Open the file from within the browser.

except for the key factor of HTML - hyperlinks...

if you have <a href="foobar_boobar_foo.html"> as a link on a page, 
but the filename is effectively 'foobar~1.htm', then that link won't 
work... it is imperative to keep the file names correct, unless you 
can change the hyperlinks in the HTML (which could be easy to do 
with a regexp, but the question was keeping filenames, not 
changing links)... 

> The only way to be sure it will it will work on Macs would be to burn
> a Mac CD, so that the file names/associations stay the same. But as
> Macs can read PC disks, and that includes CDs, it should work 

depends on the version of the OS... MacOS7.5 (or so, you should 
check that) was the first to have built-in DOS-formatted disk 
support... and remember that PCs can't read or burn Mac-format 
disks, so you couldn't burn a Mac CD...

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