Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#5124 closed defect (wontfix)

GeoTIFF file extension uses DOS 8.3 TIF extension

Reported by: arencambre Owned by: warmerdam
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: GDAL_Raster Version: svn-trunk
Severity: normal Keywords:
Cc: aren@…

Description

Per line 9948 of /frmts/gtiff/geotiff.cpp, GDAL is using .tif for file extensions. .tif is an a truncated version of the .tiff file extension and is mainly used for compatibility with Microsoft FAT's archaic 8.3 filename format.

Please use the standard .tiff extension instead.

This blocks resolution of http://hub.qgis.org/issues/8109.

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by Even Rouault

Milestone: 1.10.1

I don't understand why you would prefer having .tiff instead of .tif. All datasets in GeoTIFF format that exist in the wild use .tif, and not .tiff. I'd be happy to remain archaic for the next 20 years as far as this is concerned !

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by warmerdam

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

The GDAL extension metadata reflects the most widely used extension for the format (as a suggestion when creating new files) and .tif is clearly the widely used extension. This in no way restricts the ability of applications to use other extensions or users (assuming the application isn't interfering) to use any name they want.

I don't think any action is called for.

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