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maarvarq
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Why are files that aren't preferred forbidden?

Postby maarvarq » 26 Dec 2017 09:58

When ones loads a new file, one is presented with two lists of file types, i.e.
Preferred file types: 7z, cap, capx, enc, gif, jpeg, jpg, ly, mid, midi, mp3, mscx, mscz, mup, mus, musx, myr, mxl, nc, nwc, pdf, png, ps, sib, svg, zip.
Prohibited file types: html, htm, js, jsb, mhtml, mht, xhtml, xht, php, phtml, php3, php4, php5, phps, shtml, jhtml, pl, py, cgi, exe, scr, dll, msi, vbs, bat, com, pif, cmd, vxd, cpl.
Loading any other file type gives a warning, but ignoring the warning and trying to link the file to the work's page doesn't produce a viable link. Is there any point in having a "Prohibited file types" list when any file type that isn't 'Preferred' is essentially 'Prohibited'?

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Re: Why are files that aren't preferred forbidden?

Postby choralia » 26 Dec 2017 20:54

maarvarq wrote:trying to link the file to the work's page doesn't produce a viable link

Could you please provide details about the file type you're trying to link? What is preventing you to actually link it?

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Re: Why are files that aren't preferred forbidden?

Postby Claude_T » 28 Dec 2017 21:41

I presume it is an ogg file that had been linked with a non-existing {{ogg}} template that I replaced with the 'Ogg' string in that edit:
http://www.cpdl.org/wiki/index.php?title=Domine,_quid_est_homo%3F_(Mark_Chapman)&diff=869791&oldid=761943
thus correcting the link.


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