Difference between pages "Webloc" and "URL"

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(New page: This is Mac OS X's internet shortcut file, similar to the Microsoft Windows .URL file. However, due to the heavy usage of AppleDouble resources, the expect...)
 
(New page: The Microsoft Windows "internet location" shortcut file is simply a plain text file with the following format: : <code>[InternetShortcut]</code> : <code>URL=<nowiki>http://news.google.com...)
 
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This is Mac OS X's internet shortcut file, similar to the Microsoft Windows [[.URL]] file.  However, due to the heavy usage of [[AppleDouble_header_file|AppleDouble]] resources, the expected data is actually stored as metadata and not in the the expected data file location.
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The Microsoft Windows "internet location" shortcut file is simply a plain text file with the following format:
  
On the file system itself, the shortcut file named <code>News.webloc</code> pointing to <code>http://news.google.com</code> is actually a zero byte file.  The URL is instead stored in the <code>._News.webloc</code> file in a field with resource type '<code>url </code>'.
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: <code>[InternetShortcut]</code>
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: <code>URL=<nowiki>http://news.google.com</nowiki></code>
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This could be the contents of a file called <code>News.URL</code>
  
 
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Revision as of 03:30, 4 September 2008

The Microsoft Windows "internet location" shortcut file is simply a plain text file with the following format:

[InternetShortcut]
URL=http://news.google.com

This could be the contents of a file called News.URL