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Re: allowing "+" in .html file names

From: Ben Pfaff
Subject: Re: allowing "+" in .html file names
Date: 29 Apr 2002 12:07:11 -0700
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"Eli Zaretskii" <address@hidden> writes:

> However, my real problem is not with `+' per se, but with what will
> follow.  If `+' is allowed, people will want to have other characters
> as well.  Before long we will have `:', `|', `<', etc.  Where do we
> stop, and how do we explain that other characters cannot be present in
> file names?  At least now we have Posix to back us (many other
> programs impose similar restrictions on characters they use in file
> names).

In that case, why not use an escape mechanism?  For instance,
disallowed characters could be translated into a pair of hex
digits representing the character's ASCII value.  [0-9A-F] is
allowed by all file systems.
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