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    (netscape 4.75)

    If this is the wrong forum, please advise.


    I am saving documents from Word97SR2 and viewing them with Netscape 4.75. Some of the filenames contain spaces - here's an example :-

    "Utility Functions.doc", which produces a file called "Utility Functions.htm". I appear to be able to view the files in Netscape by loading them from my hard drive; the links appear to work quite well.

    After I have WS-FTP'd them to my web site, the links do not work; I get a message that says "error in parameter" or similar.

    I need to know more about the format required whern using embedded spaces in file names.

    1) Are embedded spaces permitted in file names

    2) is there a special technique to be used?


    I can always fudge the generation of names, because it is a program I wrote. I'd just like to be sure that I'm solving the correct problem.

    Thanks for any help or suggestions.

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    Re: (netscape 4.75)

    1) Are embedded spaces permitted in file names
    <font color=red>Yes, but all browsers can not use them.</font color=red>

    2) is there a special technique to be used?
    <font color=red>Don't use them</font color=red>

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    Re: (netscape 4.75)

    Dave, thank you for this clarification. I'll remove the possibility at the source.

    My guess is that some of the Internet platforms don't allow spaces in filenames the way Win95+ decided it could.

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    Re: (netscape 4.75)

    Also note that all browsers do NOT like upper case letters. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: (netscape 4.75)-MULTI-Re: (netscape 4.75)-MULTI-Re: (netscape 4.75)-MULTI-Re: (netscape 4.75)

    <hr>My guess is that some of the Internet platforms don't allow spaces in filenames the way Win95+ decided it could.<hr>

    That's right, Unix/Linux servers see spaces as spaces.

    http://apache.server.com/web page.html

    is read as

    http://apache.server.com/web

    To make matters worse WinNT/2k servers allow spaces, but. like Dave says, the browser does not so you get the same result.

    Some Apache servers are configured to replace spaces with % 20 (no space between the % and 20) which is the html character code for a space.

    BTW, if you are trying to download a file with an embeded space and the browser won't let you, hand type or copy and paste the file into the location field and substitute % 20 for spaces and it will work.

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