Russ Pagel wrote: >> Here is the demo updated with your info (there is also a function >> using >> the method proposed by R.P., although I'm not sure about the file >> extension; it must probably varies according to the kind of URL): > > The extension is correct but for the XML data file set the file type > and > creator to all spaces like this in Fn CreateURLClippingFileX... > > <SNIP> > On Error End > def open " " '8 spaces > Open "O", ioChan, @fSpec > <SNIP> > > Now the icon shows up as an AFP@ type. Although the original worked > fine > it just looked like a TextEdit file on my computer. Space characters just happen by luck to produce the effect you want. The official Apple no-type and no-creator constants are '????' In FB this would be: def open "????????" // no type or creator Robert P.