File Types in OU Campus

Overview

The OU Campus CMS treats files differently depending upon the file extension. In some cases the template design can affect this as well; for example, when determining which editor is utilized by default for editing. Certain file types are considered binary files and if Binary Management is not enabled, these file types are uploaded directly to production. In other cases, the file extensions are used to determine if a file is an editable page that should be opened with the WYSIWYG Editor. All other file types that are not considered binaries or editable by the WYSIWYG Editor are opened with the Source Editor.

Binary File Types

Binary file types include image files such as JPG, PNG, and BMP files, and other binary files such as PDFs, MP3s, and executables, EXE. The OU Campus CMS manages specific file types based upon inherent permissions provided with user level, assigned access settings, file type, location (i.e., staging or production target), account and site settings, and template design. The following tables lists binary file types in OU Campus. How OU Campus treats binary files is also browser specific; that is, one browser may automatically preview a PDF, while another browser may automatically download it.

3g2, 3gp m2v, m4a, m4v, mbi, mcw, mdb, mde, mdx, mid, mkv, mno, mov, mp3, mp4, mpeg, mpg, msi, mso
aac, accdb, ai, aif, aiff, amv, app, asa, ase, asf,a sx, au, avi nb
bin odt, ogg, ogv, otf
cab, cgi, class, cnt, ctl pdb, pdf, phtml, pot, potx, pps, ppsx, psd, pub, pwd
dat, db, dcr, dll, dlz, dmg, doc, docm, docx, dotx, ds_store, dwt qt
elm, emf, eot, eps, epub, exe, ext ra, ram, rcv, rm, rtf
fla, flac, flv sav, sit, swf, swz
gz tar, tgz, thn, tof, ttf
hqx, htx vcs, vsd, vsdx
ibook, ico, ind wav, webm, wfm, wma, wmv, wmx, wmz, woff, woff2, wpd, wrf, wvx
jar, jbf xls, xlsm, xlsx
ksc, kmz z, zip
lck, lst  

In addition to the above binary file types, the following are image file types, which are also considered binaries:

gif

bmp

jp2

jpe

jpeg

jpg

png

svg

tif

tiff

Page File Types

If the system determines that the file type is not a binary, then OU Campus has a list of extensions used to determine if a file should be edited with the WYSIWYG Editor. It is used by many features within the CMS, including the Dependency Manager scanner. The following file types are considered non-image, non-binary, editable files by OU Campus:

asp

aspx

cfm

chtml

cshtml

dna

gdgt

gsp

htm

html

inc

jsp

mht

php

php3

phtml

shtm

shtml

ssi

xhtml

A Note About ibooks

An .ibook file is actually a folder containing files. Only the Mac Finder and Safari browser treat .ibook as a file. To upload .ibook folders to OU Campus, they must be compressed to a ZIP file first, with the following naming syntax: filename.ibook.zip Then when published to a web server, downloaded, and decompressed the proper folder name will be retained for the iBook player to recognize the folder.