I do follow your logic, thanks!
The strange thing, though, is surely that the association - even if (as you kindly point out) I have had it applied only to the two files so far imported into DT - is correct:
- as used for a week or do in the Finder, opening either from TaskPaper’s menu or by double-clicking on them in a directory I originally created
- before I import the two TaskPaper docs into DT
- for the first few hours (days?/session?) once they are in DT
- randomly for a little longer… sometimes!
Wouldn’t you have thought that if the TaskPaper files make it into DT with the correct association, albeit (as you say) applied to only specific files, they should keep their association as those specific files regardless of the fact that I have not applied to “all”?
Is my puzzlement understandable?
Unless this is thelogical extension of what you are saying:
- a single file with the correct association set individually (as you are pointing out) gets imported into DT
- some process (e.g. an indexing routine) opens and saves just the two TaskPaper files (I have thousands of files with probably dozens (hundreds?) of filetypes in my DT database… this is only happening to TaskPaper files)
- saves them again
and in so doing makes each file no longer the (“same”) document/file ‘that it once was’ (!).
As a result my lack of setting ‘all’ such files suddenly becomes relevant.