starting an image name with a number

Discussion in 'HTML' started by windandwaves, Oct 1, 2005.

  1. windandwaves

    windandwaves Guest

    Is it legal to call an image 83.jpg or 1.gif or should it start with a
    letter.

    I am sure the guidelines tell me it should start with a letter, but does it
    matter in real life?
    windandwaves, Oct 1, 2005
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  2. On Sat, 01 Oct 2005 10:55:40 +0200, windandwaves <>
    wrote:

    > Is it legal to call an image 83.jpg or 1.gif or should it start with a
    > letter.
    >
    > I am sure the guidelines tell me it should start with a letter,


    Which guidelines are those?

    > but does it
    > matter in real life?


    Hope not. Most of my photo's on my weblog start with a number refering to the
    date they were taken (like 20050930 for today, yyyymmdd).


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    Barbara de Zoete, Oct 1, 2005
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  3. windandwaves

    Adam Pflug Guest

    It's perfectly fine to label images with names begining with numbers,
    however I find that this makes the code slightly less readable in the
    end. Other than that there isnt a whole lot wrong with it.
    Adam Pflug, Oct 1, 2005
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  4. In article <mas%e.15455$>,
    says...
    > Is it legal to call an image 83.jpg or 1.gif or should it start with a
    > letter.


    I'm pretty sure that no land in the world would legislate against using
    a number to start a filename.

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    Hywel
    http://kibo.org.uk/
    Hywel Jenkins, Oct 1, 2005
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  5. In article <>,
    says...
    > It's perfectly fine to label images with names begining with numbers,
    > however I find that this makes the code slightly less readable in the
    > end. Other than that there isnt a whole lot wrong with it.


    What are you replying to? Please quote properly - even the crappy
    Google Groups interface allows you to do this.

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    Hywel
    http://kibo.org.uk/
    Hywel Jenkins, Oct 1, 2005
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  6. windandwaves

    Ken Guest

    Hi Hywel -

    On Sat, 1 Oct 2005 14:38:13 +0100, Hywel Jenkins
    <> wrote:

    >I'm pretty sure that no land in the world would legislate against using
    >a number to start a filename.


    That's because you're not in the United States. The U.S. Congress is
    quite capable of passing a law that stupid and useless.

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    http://www.ke9nr.net/
    Ken, Oct 1, 2005
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  7. windandwaves

    Neredbojias Guest

    With neither quill nor qualm, windandwaves quothed:

    > Is it legal to call an image 83.jpg or 1.gif or should it start with a
    > letter.
    >
    > I am sure the guidelines tell me it should start with a letter, but does it
    > matter in real life?


    In real life, the only things that matter are survival and viagra.

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    Contrary to popular belief, it is believable.
    Neredbojias, Oct 1, 2005
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  8. windandwaves

    Greg N. Guest

    Hywel Jenkins wrote:

    > What are you replying to? Please quote properly - even the crappy
    > Google Groups interface allows you to do this.


    Don't be ridiculous. If a post replies to the subject and nothing but
    the subject, even the most finnicky stickler should be able to
    comprehend the contribution without a quote.

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    Greg N., Oct 1, 2005
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  9. windandwaves

    John Smith Guest

    John Smith, Oct 2, 2005
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  10. windandwaves

    Spartanicus Guest

    John Smith <> wrote:

    >> Is it legal to call an image 83.jpg or 1.gif or should it start with a
    >> letter.
    >>
    >> I am sure the guidelines tell me it should start with a letter, but does it
    >> matter in real life?
    >>
    >>

    >commit this page to memory:
    >
    >http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/fileio/fs/naming_a_file.asp


    That might serve some purpose if the OP is interested in the
    restrictions, and idiocies of a MS OS. But the MS anomalies are unlikely
    to be relevant to the www.

    --
    Spartanicus
    Spartanicus, Oct 2, 2005
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  11. windandwaves

    Toby Inkster Guest

    Toby Inkster, Oct 2, 2005
    #11
  12. In article <dhmm4h$tit$>, says...
    > Hywel Jenkins wrote:
    >
    > > What are you replying to? Please quote properly - even the crappy
    > > Google Groups interface allows you to do this.

    >
    > Don't be ridiculous. If a post replies to the subject and nothing but
    > the subject, even the most finnicky stickler should be able to
    > comprehend the contribution without a quote.


    The post isn't replying to the subject - there's not a question in
    there.

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    Hywel
    http://kibo.org.uk/
    Hywel Jenkins, Oct 2, 2005
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  13. windandwaves

    Greg N. Guest

    Hywel Jenkins wrote:

    >>>What are you replying to? Please quote properly - even the crappy
    >>>Google Groups interface allows you to do this.

    >>
    >>Don't be ridiculous. If a post replies to the subject and nothing but
    >>the subject, even the most finnicky stickler should be able to
    >>comprehend the contribution without a quote.

    >
    > The post isn't replying to the subject - there's not a question in
    > there.


    You're confusing reply and answer.

    Merriam-Webster says:
    - reply: to respond in words or writing
    - answer: something spoken or written in reply to a question

    So, if the subject is "Rain in Rome"
    The sentence "it rarely rains in Rome" is indeed a reply to the subject.

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    Greg N., Oct 2, 2005
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  14. windandwaves

    Neredbojias Guest

    With neither quill nor qualm, Greg N. quothed:

    > Hywel Jenkins wrote:
    >
    > >>>What are you replying to? Please quote properly - even the crappy
    > >>>Google Groups interface allows you to do this.
    > >>
    > >>Don't be ridiculous. If a post replies to the subject and nothing but
    > >>the subject, even the most finnicky stickler should be able to
    > >>comprehend the contribution without a quote.

    > >
    > > The post isn't replying to the subject - there's not a question in
    > > there.

    >
    > You're confusing reply and answer.


    But both are *responses* and used pretty much interchangeably like
    "sum" and "total".

    >
    > Merriam-Webster says:
    > - reply: to respond in words or writing
    > - answer: something spoken or written in reply to a question
    >
    > So, if the subject is "Rain in Rome"
    > The sentence "it rarely rains in Rome" is indeed a reply to the subject.


    If not in question-form, I'd think you'd reply to the *content* of the
    subject rather than the subject itself.

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    Neredbojias
    Contrary to popular belief, it is believable.
    Neredbojias, Oct 2, 2005
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