Re: [htdig] Spaces in the URL


Benjamin Smedberg (41smedberg@itas07.cpit.cua.edu)
Tue, 02 Mar 1999 13:18:16 -0500 (EST)


Is is possible to have the si-toc.html file reference the si-toc.html in
and subdirectories? That way, you can start digging at the root directory,
and any subdirectories will be included.

On Tue, 2 Mar 1999, Stevan Lockhart wrote:

> Date: Tue, 2 Mar 1999 16:29:49 -0000
> From: Stevan Lockhart <stevan@strakan.com>
> To: htdig@htdig.org
> Subject: Re: [htdig] Spaces in the URL
>
>
> It's Apache 1.3. As it is, it does seem to cope with spaces (using IE 4.01
> on Win95/98 as the browser) However, I wrote some scripts which generate
> tables of contents in each directory and used a conversion to "%20" to
> replace spaces so I'm sort of there. You get the idea I''m trying to
> develop - users dump html files in directories they create, and the system
> creates tables of contents for each new and existing directory, with the
> search engine providing the most common form of information access.
>
> My scripts create a file called si-toc.html in each directory - is it
> possible to configure htDig to follow links from each of these files? If
> that's the case, si-toc.html contains links which include the %20
> alternative.
>
> I appreciate your help
>
> Stevan
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Geoff Hutchison <ghutchis@wso.williams.edu>
> To: Stevan Lockhart <stevan@strakan.com>
> Cc: htdig@htdig.org <htdig@htdig.org>
> Date: 02 March 1999 16:22
> Subject: Re: [htdig] Spaces in the URL
>
>
> >On Tue, 2 Mar 1999, Stevan Lockhart wrote:
> >
> >> My Intranet contains spaces in directory and file names, as users publish
> >> straight to it. As it's currently configured, htDig doesn't appear to
> index
> >> URLs with such spaces. Is there something I'm missing, or is htDig not
> able
> >> to do this? Replacing the spaces with underscores seems to work, but I
> can
> >> hardly expect users to do that.
> >
> >Hmm. This is a problem. First off, spaces are invalid characters in URLs.
> >They should be converted to %20. I'm quite surprised whatever you're using
> >for publishing and serving allows spaces!
> >
> >I don't know if there's a good solution on ht://Dig's end. I can see if
> >there's a way to convert the spaces into %20, but if your sever is sending
> >out spaces, there's no guarantee it's going to accept the properly-encoded
> >URL.
> >
> >-Geoff Hutchison
> >Williams Students Online
> >http://wso.williams.edu/
>
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