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FilePathToURL ( FMFilePath )

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Tom Robinson, Kōwhai Computing

Convert from FileMaker filepath to URL

Sample Input:
FilePathToURL ("file:/startupvol/Users/tom/fold & er/filepath.fp7")
Sample Output:
file:///Volumes/startupvol/tom/Temp/fold & er/filepath.fp7

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Useful for using the result from Get(FilePath) and Get(TemporaryPath) in an Open URL or Web Viewer

Examples (from / to):

Case A: OS X, FileVault protected home folder, normal folder, network folder, e.g. ‘Hard Drive’
file:/Hard Drive/Desktop/fold & er/filepath.fp7
file:///Volumes/Hard Drive/Desktop/fold & er/filepath.fp7
Note Open URL fails for FileVault protected volumes under OS Ⅹ 10.4

Case B: Windows, UNC volume
file://comp/share/fold & er/filepath.fp7
file:\\comp\share\fold & er\filepath.fp7

Case C: Windows, drive letter, e.g. ‘C’
file:/C:/Documents and Settings/Administrator/My Documents/fold & er/filepath.fp7
file:///C:/Documents and Settings/Administrator/My Documents/fold & er/filepath.fp7

Case X: OS Ⅹ, Get(TemporaryPath)

Case Y: Windows, Get(TemporaryPath)
/C:/Documents and Settings/Administrator/Local Settings/Temp/
file:///C:/Documents and Settings/Administrator/Local Settings/Temp/

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