browser and url: space in file names
It looks like today's browsers will automatically convert spaces in url to
the required precent encoding
%20 in your html links or image
links. For example, suppose you have this image at 〔http://example.com/i/my
house.jpg〕. Notice the space there. In your html code, you can just do
<img src="http://example.com/i/my house.jpg" alt="my house">
It works in all current version of browsers.
It appears that the browsers will encode it for you before sending the HTTP request.
e.g. browsers will send
GET /i/my%20house.jpg HTTP/1.1.
Of course, by spec, you should encode spaces by
%20 in your URI.
The common practice today is still not to use any spaces in file names on
server. Because this encoding creates a lot complexities. Though, i'm not sure
how long this practice will last, because space is just so much easier to type,
easier to read, and frequently needed. I wonder, if in a few years, maybe common
web practice will use spaces in file names and leave space as is in all url in
For some tech discussion, see: Source stackoverflow.com.