QDLS URL-Path Format
A URL-path is considered a QDLS URL-path if QDLS is the Default Source Type
or if the URL-path begins with an alias that has a Source Type of QDLS.
URL-paths in QDLS are treated by Web Server/400 in nearly the same way as
IFS treats them. There are two main differences:
All QDLS URL-paths are relative to the directory specified by the Document Root QDLS configuration value.
- The Document Root QDLS is added to the beginning of the URL-path.
- File names that do not fit the 8.3 format are converted to 8.3.
Conversion to 8.3 Format
The QDLS file system supports files with one to eight characters in the
main portion of the name, optionally followed by a period and up to three
additional characters. Many of the content types that are common for Web
documents have names that are longer than three characters, and it is
common to have names that are longer than eight characters. Web Server/400
will convert a filename that is in QDLS to fit the 8.3 naming convention by
truncating each portion to its maximum length. This conversion is
not performed on the subdirectory names leading up to the
QDLS URL-Path Examples
For these examples, assume that
/SharedFolders/ is aliased to
/ in QDLS and Document Root QDLS is set to
/qdls/WebDocs/. With this setup, each of the following
requests would be handled as described.
- A URL-path of
- The Web server would return the file
/qdls/WebDocs/products/inventor.htm to the browser. Notice
that the y in inventory and the l in
html were dropped to convert the name to 8.3 format.
- A URL-path of
- This URL-path would not be found since the subdirectory
Incorporated is too long for a QDLS directory name and Web
Server/400 does not do conversions on directory names.