Folder Named with a colon

Author Message
Ashwin Amladi 11/27/2003 11:34 am
Hi Oleg,

I was downloading a book called Squid: A User`s Guide from

http://www.andamooka.org/reader.pl?section=squid
Referer=http://www.andamooka.org/reader.pl?section=squid
SetCookie=anon=-1-kLpXXYNzMF

I downloaded into a new folder called c:\books\Squid: A User`s Guide
OE downloaded the first file. Upon clicking the project, there was nothing to display except for a "Download the missing link now and add it to the selected Project" page.

I tried locating the file amongst the c:\books folder. It was then that I realised that there was a colon `:` in the folder name I was asking OE to create.

Since OE is a very intelligent program, can`t you get it to substitute a folder name with a colon to, say a hyphen? This has nothing to do with OE but the Operating System and its limitations. If you could implement such a feature, it would help your users.

Regards,

Ashwin
Oleg Chernavin 11/27/2003 03:54 pm
Thank you very much! I will add a check for illegal symbols in directories set in the Options dialog or Folder Properties dialog. This will appear in the next version.

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MP Staff
Ashwin 11/28/2003 01:46 pm
> I will add a check for illegal symbols in directories set in the Options dialog or Folder Properties dialog. This will appear in the next version.

Thanks for considering my opinion.

Maybe an error message on the lines of "Error: 401 Unauthorized" is all that may be needed.

"Error: Can`t create requested folder"

If you can get OE to create a legally named folder automatically, nothing like it.

Thanks

Ashwin

Oleg Chernavin 11/28/2003 03:29 pm
Well, I would better not allow illegal symbols to be entered in Directory names. It is much better.

Oleg.