Portable file names

Rob Cozens rcozens at pon.net
Tue Oct 15 11:55:01 EDT 2002


>  > What are the constraints on file names that would allow a stack to have
>the
>>  same correct name on all (or most) Rev platforms?

Hi Dar,

1. I recall Ken Ray telling me that a file extension is required on 
some platforms.

2. I don't know whether these are platform issues or ISP issues, but:

a. extensions longer than three characters (eg: .html) can loose the 
4th & subsequent characters

b. I find file names with high order characters (eg: "Français") 
uploaded to my ftp site end up with "_" in place of the character; so 
I have to manually replace these characters (eg: "Francais") in 
addition to replacing spaces.  In this particular case I feel the 
downloaded file must retain the original character set; so the file 
compressed for download is renamed, not the original file.
-- 

Rob Cozens
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Who are a little wise, the best fooles bee."

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