Subject: Desktop Database information released (free)
From: Thomas Tempelmann (

Would you please post the following information in your next MacTech
issue. It is very valuable stuff to some Macintosh programmers and it
is available all for free:

Thomas Tempelmann has dug deeply into the Mac OS Desktop Database and
came up with the following information free to the public:

* Two html pages with everything you need to know about the format of
the DTDB and how apps like the Finder use it.

* The application “Desktop DB Diver” that allows you to browse all
contents of your Desktop Databases.

* Some source code dealing with finding the correct creator
application for a document just as the Finder does it.

All this available at his web site:

Thomas Tempelmann
E-mail: (private); (work)
Personal web site: (