> On Fri, Dec 9, 2011 at 3:35 AM, Peter Cock <p.j.a.c...@googlemail.com> wrote: >> >> P.S. Why do you call your class XIs, surely Excel would be >> clearer?
I've only just realised Xls is title case xls (as in the extension), I read it at the title case of xis (which made no sense). I still think using Excel as the class name would be clearer. On Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 9:01 PM, Ross <ross.laza...@gmail.com> wrote: > +1 > I'd agree that calling it excel is suitably wry - because it doesn't IMHO. > Please name the new binary datatype something other than xls because > many (of my) tools create outputs with that extension and it's a > subclass of tabular here - the .xls extension fools excel into loading > them automagically. I don't entirely agree with your logic, but I would agree that as the format name it would be consistent with most of the other Galaxy formats to go for a longer name (e.g. "excel") over a short 3 letter extension (here "xls"). However, does this matter for the extension that Galaxy gives on downloading the dataset, or is that all done via the mime type? We want it to be easy for people to download an Excel file from Galaxy and open it, which means getting the extension right under Windows. Peter ___________________________________________________________ Please keep all replies on the list by using "reply all" in your mail client. To manage your subscriptions to this and other Galaxy lists, please use the interface at: http://lists.bx.psu.edu/