Portable file names

Scott Rossi scott at tactilemedia.com
Tue Oct 15 20:29:01 EDT 2002


Recently, Ken Ray wrote:

>> For all intents and purposes, Rev ignores case.  On the desktop, reading
>> file paths, file names, registry entries are all unaffected by case.  Most
>> Web URLs are not case sensitive (a few are, especially where user
>> names/passwords are included in the address string).  I can't think of any
>> situation off the top of my head where case matters, aside from stack
>> passwords, which I believe are case sensitive (perhaps someone else will
>> chime in here).
> 
> Not quite, Scott. Unix servers that act as hosts are very case sensitive.
> Windows and Mac hosts aren't, though, so you should make sure you have the
> right case if the file(s) will be stored on a Unix server. (I ought to know;
> my web site is on a Unix server...)

Ken, maybe I misunderstood but I believe Dar was asking about Rev's
understanding of filenames, not the system's.  No doubt UNIX is strict about
filenames, but I'm pretty sure Rev doesn't care about case when
locating/reading filenames.

Regards,

Scott Rossi
Creative Director

Tactile Media, Multimedia & Design
Email: scott at tactilemedia.com
Web: www.tactilemedia.com




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