[pmwiki-users] Attachment links with square brackets in both the filename and link text
5ko at 5ko.fr
Sat Oct 31 18:11:00 CDT 2009
On Saturday 31 October 2009 23:35:24 Maxim wrote:
> 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] ]]
> > 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...
I regret that this is a large problem for you. Only they are not buggy, what
you wrote are just not http:// links. The RFC 3986 is the standard for URIs
and your examples are out of the definition. The following characters need to
be percent-encoded in URIs if they are part of filenames :
":" / "/" / "?" / "#" / "[" / "]" / "@"
"!" / "$" / "&" / "'" / "(" / ")"
/ "*" / "+" / "," / ";" / "="
See http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3986#section-2 where you can also learn
about the percent-encoding.
So, your link should be written correctly this way:
> Notice also that [[ Link Text [x] -> Attach:Filename.zip ]] fails.
If you require the [ ] characters in the _text_ part of this type of links,
you could allow them by adding the following to your config.php :
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