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File and directory naming

  • Filenames must have a suffix indicating the type of document (see list on http://www.uis.cam.ac.uk/online-help/website-resources/web-application-development/ds-web/ds-web-techinfo) and the names can be Windows-type long filenames. Although case-insensitive, we recommed filenames should only contain lowercase letters (a-z), digits (0-9), and the punctuation characters ".", "-" and "_". The "." character must not appear at the start of a filename for the file to be served. For maintenance and ease of use, shorter and obvious filenames are better.

 

  • PC and Macintosh browsers are not case sensitive and, when used locally on a PC or Mac, will recognise the names in lower-case even if file names of documents are seen as upper-case. Linux is a case-sensitive operating system and users of Linux on the MCS should be aware of the difference.

 

  • We recommend directory names should contain only the characters listed above and be short for ease of use.

Ignored files

Files with suffixes other than those listed on http://www.uis.cam.ac.uk/online-help/website-resources/web-application-development/ds-web/ds-web-techinfo may be wrongly served. If you have a particular reason that a filetype should be available, please contact  and the request will be considered.