I don't agree.

First of all, picture search engines don't use filenames, they use ALT
attributes and surrounding text.

Secondly, you can still make the images available using both the database 
ID and a urlencoded version of the original filename:

http://myserver.org/fetchimage.php/33445/guberstrasse.jpg

Just use $PATH_INFO.

fetchimage.php looks up 33445, finds the correct file, sends the
appropriate headers, and pumps the correct file's data to the browser. The
browser and search engines think the filename was guberstrasse.jpg. 
Everybody wins.

miguel

On Sun, 17 Mar 2002, andy wrote:

> I don't agree. Under this circumstances no picture search engine is gonna
> find this file. Thats why I am rewriting this module.
> 
> Thanx anyway.
> 
> Andy
> 
> 
> "Bvr" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
> [EMAIL PROTECTED]">news:[EMAIL PROTECTED]...
> >
> > A good solution is to store the file under a random generated filename
> > and store that name,
> > together with the real name, to the database.
> >
> > bvr.
> >
> > andy wrote:
> >
> > >Hi there,
> > >
> > >I am wondering if it would be possible to replace all chars which are not
> > >inbetween [a-z] with a valid asccii coresponding to it. I have a db with
> a
> > >bunch of citynames and I would like to create valid filenames out of
> those.
> > >The prob is, that I do not know all special chars. For example there was
> > >one:   which I did not know. So maybe there are a lot others similar
> like
> > >that.
> > >
> > >The point is, how could I create a valid filename out of those citynames
> > >which contains only the chars from a - z? I tryed erregrplc, but I do
> have
> > >to know the char for that.
> > >
> > >Thanx for any help,
> > >
> > >andy
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
> >
> 
> 
> 
> 


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