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From: Rod Dav4is <>
Subject: Re: [FreeHelp] uploading help needed
Date: Sat, 27 May 2006 16:44:29 -0400
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Pat Asher wrote:
> At 03:13 PM 5/27/2006, you wrote:
>> We've been here before: Spaces and special characters are not
>> actually invalid, per se, but do require special handling and are
>> best avoided for that reason.
>> A very few special characters /are/ invalid in filenames, such as
>> slashes, colon, etc. Basically, if you can create the file on your
>> PC, it /can/ be uploaded, but certain characters in the name must be
>> given special treatment.
> Special characters are reserved for HTML and scripts. For example,
> the ampersand ( & ) as a character in a web file name, is invalid.
> You should use "&" instead.
> "Mary&John Jones" is invalid
> Mary&John_Jones is not.
> It is much simpler to just avoid special characters and spaces in file
> names intended for web publishing.
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