Using slash arguments
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Enabling slash arguments
The function slash arguments is required for various features in Moodle to work correctly, such as SCORM packages and embedded files.
Slash arguments must be enabled on your web server, as described in:
Error when uploading a file
If you obtain a 'File not found' error when uploading a file, it indicates that slash arguments are not enabled on your web server. Please try enabling it.
If your web server doesn't support slash arguments, its use in Moodle can be disabled by un-ticking the checkbox 'Use slash arguments' in Administration > Site administration > Server > HTTP.
Warning: Disabling the use of slash arguments will result in SCORM packages not working and slash arguments warnings being displayed!
Slash arguments environment check
Note: The use of slash arguments will be required in Moodle 3.0 onwards.
If your web server doesn't support slash arguments, you will in future need to change to a web server which does. (It will no longer be possible to disable the use of slash arguments in Moodle 3.0 onwards.)
In the meantime, Administration > Site administration > Server > Environment reports if the slash argument setting needs to be checked i.e. if it is detected that 'Use slash arguments' is disabled in Administration > Site administration > Server > HTTP. Thus, the check is a warning of the future requirement.