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From Alexei Kosut <>
Subject Re: Win32 name canonicalisation
Date Thu, 14 Aug 1997 18:03:37 GMT
On Thu, 14 Aug 1997, Dean Gaudet wrote:

> - decree that shortnames are not valid components period.  Do a long->short
>     (this is the cheap one right?) conversion on all components and
>     if they differ then deny access.

Hmm. Not a bad idea. But it doesn't sound right? If I want long
filenames, and a long->short conversion differs, wouldn't I want to allow
access, not deny access? Unless the long name was less than 8.3
characters long, in which case they'd be the same.

-- Alexei Kosut <>

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