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Yarin
03-09-2008, 05:15 PM
Is there some list of "officially recognized" file formats? Or is just whatever is whatever?

mike_g
03-09-2008, 05:18 PM
There you go:

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=file+format+list&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

Edit: not sure what you mean by officially recognised

CornedBee
03-09-2008, 05:41 PM
Well, there's file formats that have been standardized by an official national or international standards organization, like ODF by the ISO.

There's file formats that have been standardized by an unofficial industry consortium, like XML by the W3C, or OOXML by the ECMA.

Or you could simply talk about formats that have a recognized media type registered with the IANA.
http://www.iana.org/assignments/media-types/

Daved
03-09-2008, 05:59 PM
I've used http://www.wotsit.org/ for this in the past.

Yarin
03-11-2008, 09:30 PM
Yeah, ISO specified formats is what I was thinking of.