stavrosg2002 at freemail.gr
Wed Apr 5 16:24:22 CEST 2006
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Skiping the rest, as I am not annoyed anyway, ;^)
On Wed, 5 Apr 2006 14:09:48 +0200
Jannis Pohlmann <info at sten-net.de> wrote:
> On Wed, 5 Apr 2006 13:49:34 +0200
> samuel verstraete <samuel.verstraete at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 3. a tag can contain characters that are nog allowed in a
> > filename... f.e. "?" ... and it happen to be that this ?-sign is in
> > a lot of my tags or so it seems
> "?" is allowed in filenames. You just have to escape it when working
> on the shell. Some people might want to use it (e.g. there may be song
> titles like "Guess what?"). If I would disallow "?", I'd also have to
> replace spaces because they have to be escaped in the shell, too.
The point is that there are certain Operating Systems, and their
filesystems (that shall remain nameless) that do not allow certain
characters, and bitch about it in almost every occasion. If they find
such a file (f.e. in a samba share), they pretend it doesn't exist.
I am sure that many people would like to remain compatible to that, for
many reasons, like because they are forced to work in such enviroments.
Stavros Giannouris Jabber: stavrosg at jabber.org
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