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

  • From: Chris G <cl@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: dokuwiki@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2010 15:29:41 +0100

On Fri, Sep 03, 2010 at 02:58:53PM +0100, Christopher Smith wrote:
> 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.

Yes, I couldn't see an obvious way to do it with a plugin.

> 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.

Thanks, I'll take a look, a simple one or two line patch is OK by me. 
Hmm, can't find it at the moment, I'll keep looking though.

> Why only run the cron once a day?  Run it every couple of minutes.
With tens of thousands of picture files that might not be such a good
idea! :-)

Chris Green

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