Mattias Engdegård wrote:
> >> Anyway, if the user finds that an application doesn't try to load a file
> >> whose name ends in .tga as a Targa file (or worse, attempts to load it as
> >> a Group 3 fax file), then the same user will assume that the application,
> >> or its programmers, or both, are stupid beyond belief. And rightly so :-)
> >
> >I would prefer a program that loads a group3 Fax file even if it is
> >named .tga
> I cannot believe that such a situation would be more common than attempting
> to load a properly named Targa file. You can always set the format manually,
> but the automatic mechanism should be optimized for the common case.

If a properly named Targa file is not correctly loaded by GIMP, then
another plug-in (for example faxg3) uses a file magic that fits this
targa file. So which plug-in should load the file ? The one that has the
correct file magic or the one that handles the correct extension ? I
would prefer the plug-in with the correct file magic.
Maybe the file magic of the faxg3 plug-in is too weak ?

Peter Kirchgessner

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