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Rule n° 145 - Internal names for downloadable files make it possible to identify their content and origin.

Many downloadable files are automatically generated. For example invoice generation systems will offer downloads all bills for the year as i.e. receipt.pdf or invoice.pdf. In the pantheon of classics, the famous .pdf invoice is not far from the top of the podium. On your computer, users can easily find them under the names invoice(28) .pdf or receipt(14) .pdf. In short, remember to name these files taking into account their content and origin.

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Goal

  • Improve the identification of internal files.
  • Avoid confusion for the user.

Implementation

For each internal file that can be downloaded by the user, use a file name that explicitly mentions the website or the service, as well as the type of content (invoice, contract, etc.), so that it can be identified.

Control

For each internal file that can be downloaded by the user, check that the name of the file explicitly mentions the website or the service as well as the type of content.

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