Yes, this is certainly important, but I think the hope is that proprietary data 
types will not become so prevalent that name-spacing the extensions is 

On Jan 5, 2012, at 4:15 PM, Jim Johnson wrote:

> Big Question?    
> When I started creating all those datatype classes for mothur, I just labeled 
> the the file_ext as mothur generated them for its output files.  
> Will we have namespace issues?  
> Should the file_ext fields include the toolshed name, e.g.   should "otu"   
> be named "mothur.otu" to avoid conflicts with other downloaded tools from the 
> toolshed?  
> Seems like this would be the time to establish rules/practices for such 
> concerns.
> JJ

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