[thelist] cross-platform file names

Christian Heilmann codepo8 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 20 07:36:25 CDT 2005

> When naming files for the Web we have always had a policy of only using
> alphanumeric characters,underscores and hyphens. This is to avoid
> introducing cross-platform file naming problems (certain flavours of
> Linux/Unix don't allow the 'space' character in file names). This is now
> being challenged by a young upstart Web master who likes spaces in his
> filenames particularly for files that are going to be downloaded onto
> people's desktops.
> Is this an issue any longer?

Yes it is. Spaces in filenames are just bad practise.

Chris Heilmann 
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