Jeffery To wrote: > What happens when we extend the practice of avoiding problematic > characters to file names with accented characters? (If I have two French > files named "âge" and "âgé", do I rename them to "ge", or "age"?) What > about Chinese file names? "âge" is not ambiguous -- "â ge" is :-) (is four spaces a series of 4 %20s or a single %09?) And the "transcribability" guidelines in the cited document are about non-tecnical people being able to, say, scribble a URI on a piece of paper and give it to a friend, who then enters the URI in their browser. That doesn't preclude using "âge" and "âgé". > BTW I'd be interested to know of any browsers that will show %20's > instead of spaces to the user. My Firefox (SuSE) and IE (W2K) both show %20 and %09 in the address bar; a directory listing from a Tomcat server shows two seemingly identical listings, though Apache shows the expanded tab (though with no indication whether it's a tab or multiple spaces)... FWIW! -- Hassan Schroeder ----------------------------- hassan at webtuitive.com Webtuitive Design === (+1) 408-938-0567 === http://webtuitive.com dream. code.