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RE: punctuation and path names

From: Phillips, Mark <mphill14@harris.com>
Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 13:30:17 -0600
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Thank you, Simon and Tim, for your replies.

I reviewed the links as suggested. I am using Apache 2.x, and last week I had run a few tests of MKCOL. Each test was run against Apache, one instance running on CentOS 4, and another on Windows XP.

In the first effort, given a source name of "Client16/Red Docments", where the desire outcome is a directory, or node, named as such, what I ended up with was two directories.

I then enabled the "AllowEncodedSlashes" directive. This did allow the server to accept encoded slashes in the URI, but the result was not as desired. Given the example above, the server returned a failure on MKCOL if the encoded node name contained a slash.

That said, I am a uncertain about this. What is hoped for is a method to accept these names, as bad as they are from the point of view of URI, and respect the end users intention. 

I was reading about the DAV property "displayName" and wondered if it might play a role in this case. 

 - Mark
Received on Tuesday, 27 May 2008 19:31:09 GMT

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