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Quick question... Which free iPage web hosting do you recommend? Hoping for any response. My other question... I found the following on a web page at:.


"Directory/folder names for the web server are limited to 8 alphanumeric characters.

Filenames can be longer than 8 characters if desired".

Is the above correct? What about something like this for a directory: my_own_page Is this acceptable? Or what about this for a filename: my_other_page.htm Is this acceptable?.

Just curious because I have recently seen a lot of this and wondered if something had changed in the allowable directory names and filenames. I always thought we were limited to 8 characters + .htm or .html Can anyone clarify this for me...

Comments (7)

I would like to know the answer too. Anyone here know what is the answer. I'll do some research and get back to you if I find an answer. You should email the people at iPage as they probably could give you an answer..

Comment #1

I do name all of my files in lowercase and no spaces either - but the extension can be a problem because I can't find a way to change it in WinXP...

Comment #2

Html tags can be in uppercase or mixed case as you want. there are no restrictions, e.g..





ARe AlL AcCepTiBle .. No Problem..

Comment #3

Sorry KD if my post implied that they must be lowercase. I did not mean to convey that sort of message. But what I did mean to say is, your BesT BeT is to use lowercase..

I.e. unless your CAPS LOCK button is broke, your code would be better off in lowercase. but yeah your right, it will work either way...

Comment #4

In HTML 4.01 the tags can be UPPER or Lower or MiXeD case, but it is.


To use.


Case for tags, as if and when you change your pages to be XHTML compliant the tags.

Must be.

In lower case. So, for now it is optional, but using lower case now will save you some work later on..

Web page filenames and directory names have not previously had an eight character name limit imposed by the server, as most servers have used some form of Unix/Linux for many years. Linux has a far bigger limit (32 characters or more?)..

This 8 character limitation mainly comes from older DOS and Windows 3.11 machines, which could only do 8.3 filenames. Most users haven't realised that after uploading the file from their old machine to the website, by FTP, that they can then also rename, by FTP, the file that they have just installed on the web site..

I have been caught out when uploading files from a Windows 3.11 machine, that the filenames were chopped at 8.3 format, and were all in UPPER case. However, it was an easy job to rename the file.



Quid Quid Latine dictum sit, altum sonator..

Comment #5

Ok now here is my .02 cents..

File names can be any length up to 255 characters..

Capitols in the code is not good, sure they work, but the Xhtml standard says not to do it..

In XP you have to set the extentions visible under folder options and tehn you can change them..

Writing in uppercase is not a very good idea because it lets you learn that it is ok and style sheets with NS6+.


Case-sensitive so it will cause problems...

Comment #6

Thank you every one I have again learned a few things..

Scoutt, have you checked your Private Messages?..

Comment #7

Yes an dI will get back to you in a few...

Comment #8

This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.