We are using Spark 2.5.8 on an internal only network and would like to be able to provide hyperlinks to local files. So User1 wants User2 to review a file they would type in ‘F:\directory\filename.ext’. Currently it works if you type in file://f:\directory\filename.ext. However, it does not work if there is a space in the file because there is no ‘hyperlink’ function in spark (like in Pidgin or others) which will protect the special chars.
Is there a way to allow users to send hyperlinks to local files without typing file:// in front of the drive map? (I know I can use UNC paths but the users won’t want to do that. We use DFS and some of the paths are long)
Is there a way to protect special chars in the string (mainly spaces) without having to type '%20" instead of the actual space char?
Is there a way on the server that I can replace any instance of :<the rest of the path> with file://:<the rest of the path>
I see that there are filters and I was wondering if there is a mod_rewrite type function I can take advantage of.