On Wed, Jun 3, 2009 at 1:18 PM, Eddie Drapkin <oorza...@gmail.com> wrote:
> As far as I know it will only bug out when the host filesystem would bug
> out, ie UTF-16 characters tend to explode on my linux setup that I develop
> on, and PHP's file handlign doesn't like them, but then again neither does
> the filesystem.  Stuff like "Some silly name! YAY#####" work fine, on the
> other hand.
> On Wed, Jun 3, 2009 at 1:00 PM, Skip Evans <s...@bigskypenguin.com> wrote:
>> Oh, of course that makes sense, and I suppose the PHP move_uploaded_file()
>> function has no problem with weird and crappy file names?
>> Skip
>> Eddie Drapkin wrote:
>>> Well, erm, no.
>>> I'd store the filename, etc. as-is in the database, and then link it with
>>> urlencode() and you should be able to serve a file called "A non friendly
>>> name!" site.com/A%20non%20friendly.. 
>>> <http://site.com/A%20non%20friendly..>..
>>> and a modern webserver should be fine with that, and even most browsers will
>>> allow you to type site.com/A <http://site.com/A> non friendly... without
>>> the url escaped characters and it will url escape them in the request.  The
>>> only issue is that the urlencoded special characters are a lot uglier, which
>>> may or may not be a consideration for you.
>>> On Wed, Jun 3, 2009 at 12:39 PM, Skip Evans <s...@bigskypenguin.com<mailto:
>>> s...@bigskypenguin.com>> wrote:
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how about just hashing the filename? Store them in a week-year folder
and store a record in the db with the real file name and the hash.


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