Can you have an ampersand in a filename?
You should not. Characters like ‘ ‘, ‘! ‘, ‘$’, ‘&’, ‘*’, ‘(‘, ‘)’, ‘|’, ‘/’, ‘<', '>‘, ‘? ‘, and others have special meanings for the , so if you use them in a filename, the operating system may split your filename into two words and try to perform the operation implied by the special symbol.
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What characters can’t you use in a filename?
Do not start or end your filename with a space, period, hyphen, or underscore. Keep your file names to a reasonable length and make sure they are less than 31 characters. Most operating systems are case sensitive; always use lowercase. Avoid the use of spaces and underscores; use a hyphen instead.
What symbols can be used in a Word file name?
|*||asterisk or star|
||||vertical tube or bar|
What character separates the drive letter from the file name?
The backslash divides the file name from the path to it and a directory name from another directory name in a path. You cannot use a backslash in the actual file or directory name because it is a reserved character that separates names into components.
What is the maximum character limit for filenames in Windows?
The Windows API imposes a maximum filename length such that a filename, including the file path to the file, cannot exceed 255-260 characters.
Do file names take up space?
So to answer your question, when the file system is created, there is no space reserved for file names, but once you create a file, the NAME_MAX bytes are reserved for the name.
What happens if the ampersand is not escaped in XML?
Where most people have trouble is with special characters, specifically the ampersand ( & ). If the ampersand is not escaped ( & ) or is not used in one of the other escapeable xml characters ( < > ” ), it is invalid XML. However, due to cheating in other parts of a system, red flags may not be raised until it is time to analyze it.
Can a configuration scraper parse an ampersand without escaping?
Not only could the main system parse the ampersand without escaping, but the config files could be updated at any time and pulled, but not validated, using the basic config scraper. This left me with a ParseError every time I tried to parse an XML file that had an unescaped ampersand and few options to handle it.
Do you have to start with the ampersand in CSS?
Both examples compile to this CSS: nested selectors don’t necessarily have to start with the ampersand. You can qualify a selector by placing the & to the right of it. We’re repositioning the main selector exactly where we need it. This is really useful for qualifying a selector based on a different parent. This will compile to:
When to use ampersand and angle brackets in XML?
Having angle brackets where they should be and not having illegal characters in names is pretty straightforward. Where most people have trouble is with special characters, specifically the ampersand (&). If the ampersand is not escaped (&) or is not used in one of the other escapeable xml characters (< > “), it is invalid XML.