Special characters in system names - confirm + and . as legal characters?

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15 Nov, 2011 09:43 PM

By trial and error I've determined that the "+" and "." characters seem to be allowed in folder system names, but I want to confirm if either of these characters are safe. I found some notes in the KB about the various System name plugins that note that the "." character is allowed in that context but no mention of the "+". Is there an official list of illegal vs. allowed characters somewhere?

  1. 1 Posted by Kat Liendgens on 18 Nov, 2011 02:55 PM

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    Hey Emily,
    While you should be okay using the + sign in your system name, I would recommend against it from a best practices point of view. For SEO purposes, I would stick to alphanumeric characters and dashes (not even use underscores).
    Hope this helps.
    Thanks,
    Kat

  2. 2 Posted by eporter on 18 Nov, 2011 08:10 PM

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    Thanks for the response, Kat! I appreciate the point about SEO. This is a very unusual and specific situation where I need to be able to match on a non-standard character from a folder name, so good to know that "+" is allowable in Cascade. I assume a period is allowable as well?

  3. 3 Posted by Kat Liendgens on 18 Nov, 2011 08:56 PM

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    Yes, you can have a . in a folder name.

  4. Kat Liendgens closed this discussion on 18 Nov, 2011 08:56 PM.

  5. Kat Liendgens re-opened this discussion on 18 Nov, 2011 08:57 PM

  6. 4 Posted by eporter on 18 Nov, 2011 09:09 PM

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    Great - thanks again!

  7. eporter closed this discussion on 18 Nov, 2011 09:09 PM.

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