[dokuwiki] Re: Would allowing upper case image names cause big problems?

  • From: Christopher Smith <chris@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: dokuwiki@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2010 14:58:53 +0100

On 3 Sep 2010, at 14:47, Chris G wrote:

> On Fri, Sep 03, 2010 at 10:54:09AM +0100, Christopher Smith wrote:
>> On 3 Sep 2010, at 10:07, Chris G wrote:
>>> So, firstly *why* does Dokuwiki change everything to lower case and,
>>> secondly, are there any realy big issues with getting Dokuwiki to
>>> allow upper case media names?  All non-alphabetic characters can be
>>> handled as at present, I only need to allow A-Z to stay unchanged.
>> Dokuwiki insists on lower case names to ensure portability between 
>> case-sensitive and case-insensitive file systems.
>>> I can see several workarounds (other than allowing Dokuwiki to 'see'
>>> uppper case names) many of which would be quite easy to implement but
>>> nearly all would add an extra layer/step into my sharing strategy and
>>> I want to keep things as simple as possible.
>> If you're using *nix.  Make a script to mirror your photo directory using 
>> links (hard or symbolic), with the filenames converted to lowercase.  Link 
>> the mirrored directory into DokuWiki's media space.
> Exactly the sort of workaround I'd thought of but it does involve that
> extra, annoying, stage that I'd really like to aviod if I can. 
> I'd have to either run the linking script using cron, say once a day,
> which would mean just uploaded pictures wouldn't be immediately
> available. Or I'd have to run it manually, which is just a nuisance.
> If I could persuade Dokuwiki to allow upper case image names then all
> I'd have to do is: load pictures into photo software (which I do
> already) and then add image links (or, more likely, gallery links)
> from dokuwiki.  Adding a, probably, command line task to this sequence
> is, while not that onerous, just annoying.

I looked into that.  Right now there is no way to do it with plugins.  There is 
one line, I think in media_search, where dw checks that the image file name 
matches the cleaned (no uppercase) version of the file name.  You could disable 
or modify that check.  I have no idea what side-effects there would be.

Why only run the cron once a day?  Run it every couple of minutes.

- Chris

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