[X4U] .Mac Homepage Public Folder

Ed Gould edgould1948 at comcast.net
Thu Jun 5 19:59:03 PDT 2008

On Jun 5, 2008, at 7:54 PM, Daly Jessup wrote:

>> It looks like you were right.  I took out the space and #.  Now,  
>> my friend is able to download to his WinXP  PC.  So, WinXP doesn't  
>> allow filenames with spaces and #?  Thanks.
> I don't know about that. Maybe it should be adding codes to account  
> for the spaces, or something. But my experience leads me to always,  
> as a general policy, name files and folders without spaces or  
> special characters. So then I never have to think about it.
>  I know that I developed that policy some time in the distant past  
> when I was having trouble because of spaces and/or special  
> characters. It makes me crazy when clients name dated folders with  
> slashes in them, like "invoices 6/07-6/08". Don't DO that!
> You're going to run into Windows limitations or Unix limitations or  
> something or other somewhere down the line, so I think it's best  
> just to avoid the issue. Everyone can tolerate underlines and hyphens.
> Daly
> ----------------------
> Daly:

I do a lot of uploading and downloading to/from Badongo. Every once  
in a while someone (probably from windows land) uploads a file that  
the MAC people just cannot d/l. The person has to re upload it to  
take out certain characters (I am sorry I don't remember which  
characters those are).

Badongo is a nice and free place to upload and download files from,  
but they do not currently use FTP and depend on HTTP so a few files  
get mangled and the process has to be redone. They are talking about  
replacing HTTP with FTP but will see when/if that happens.


More information about the X4U mailing list