Peter Hosey on Uniform Type Identifiers

Good piece from Peter Hosey last week showing how UTIs are in no way a replacement for creator codes.

While I’m revisiting the topic, I should mention that I realize there are many people who are pleased by the change in Snow Leopard whereby Launch Services no longer looks at a file’s creator code when determining which app should open it, and that there are several completely reasonable arguments to be made in favor of said change. It’s a matter of preference, and I prefer otherwise. What is not reasonable are blathering arguments that UTIs are in any way a replacement for creator codes.

Thursday, 1 October 2009