[pmwiki-users] Attachment links with square brackets in both the filename and link text

Maxim maxim at smspower.org
Sat Oct 31 17:35:24 CDT 2009

On Sat, Oct 31, 2009 at 10:11 PM, Petko Yotov <5ko at 5ko.fr> wrote:
> On Saturday 31 October 2009 22:32:45 Maxim wrote:
>> I want to do:
>> [[Attach:Filename [x].zip | Link Text [x] ]]
>> I've made a page at
>> http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/Test/SquareBracketsInLink with various
>> iterations of the markup while removing the square brackets. There's
>> also a version linking to a regular page, although having a square
>> bracket in the page name is less likely. In both, the parsing seems to
>> fail for tests 1, 2, 5 and 7. How can I get a link like the one above?
> You cannot -- brackets, parentheses, and punctuation are not allowed in the
> names of wiki pages or uploaded files, and trying to allow them could bring
> more trouble than good.
> You can use a link like this:
>  [[Attach:Filename_x.zip | Link Text [x] ]]
> Clicking on the link will bring you the upload form with the correct filename
> already selected. You can send a file with any name on your system
> (like "Filename [x].zip"), it will be renamed to the correct filename
> ("Filename_x.zip").

The square brackets in attachment names do not cause any problems
otherwise. It is a fairly large problem for me to not have any
brackets available, as the downloaded files' names are quite
important, and it seems quite restrictive in the case of general
http:// links. I added those to
http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/Test/SquareBracketsInLink and they are even
more buggy...

Notice also that [[ Link Text [x] -> Attach:Filename.zip ]] fails.


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