File naming conventions


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File naming conventions

As you create files for the Web, understanding the rules governing their naming is vitally important. If your files are not named correctly, certain pages might become inaccessible or just not work properly. Remember that Web pages contain links to other Web pages and assets. If file naming isn't handled correctly, your site's functionality can really suffer. Fortunately, the rules for Web file naming conventions are pretty easy to follow. First, don't use any spaces in your file names. If you have a file that is longer than one word, use an underscore or hyphen to separate those words.

Most Web servers will allow file names with spaces, but when the link is resolved, the special character %20 is used in place of the space. This is really messy, and can lead to a lot of confusion when sending links or displaying URLs. Second, shorten the file names when you can. Rather than aboutus.htm, how about just about? Shorter names are easier to remember and make URLs easier for clients to...

File naming conventions
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File naming conventions provides you with in-depth training on Web. Taught by James Williamson as part of the Dreamweaver CS5 Essential Training

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