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FS#279 Windows shares not working properly
Here some problems I have when using windows shares:
- No capital letters : windows shares with capital letters don't work (e.g. "\\\\Server\\data" must be changed to "\\\\server\\data".
- Parser stops in the middle of share: sometimes (even without using capital letters) the link is broken due to parsing problems (e.g. in "\\\\server\\data\\pics" we get a link to "\\\\server\\data" followed by plain text of "\\pics".
- No support for spaces in directory/file names (e.g. in "\\\\server\\temporary files\\" we get a link to "\\\\server\\temporary" followed by plain text of " files\\".
Your last two problems can easily be solved by simply putting square brackets around the link, for example [[\\\\server\\data\\pics]] and [[\\\\server\\temporary files]] will meet your expectations. This is not exactly a bug in the parser as windows shares consist of a servername and a sharename pointing to a directory, so "\\\\server\\data" already is a complete share and "\\\\server\\data\\pics" is a link to the directory "pics" in the directory the sharename "data" points to.
Concerning the first problem: Windows doesn't care about caps, so at least \\\\SERVER\\SHARE, \\\\server\\share and \\\\sErVeR\\sHaRe will all three bring you to the same directory.
Thanks for the explanation Jochen! In the new release windows share links are case insensitive as well.