> 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.

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