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Re: allowing "+" in .html file names

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: allowing "+" in .html file names
Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2002 08:27:46 +0300 (IDT)

On 28 Apr 2002, Ben Pfaff wrote:

> GNU libavl's manual has some anchor names that differ just in one
> character, "-" in one of them, "+" in the other.  For the purpose
> of converting these to HTML with makeinfo, it would be nice if
> "+" were considered acceptable in .html file names.  RFC 2396
> says that "+" is okay in URI path components and I don't know of
> any mainstream OSes that disallow it in file names.

Makeinfo allows only the portable characters in file names, so I don't 
think we should allow `+'.  If we do, we would have hard time explaining 
why other characters are not allowed.

What is the problem, anyway?  Makeinfo does TRT when two file names clash 
after removing characters such as `+'.

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