Using slash arguments

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Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 2.9. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version of Moodle may be available here: Using slash arguments.

Enabling slash arguments

The function slash arguments (using pathinfo or PATH_INFO) is required for SCORM packages and multiple-file resources with relative links such as IMS content packages to work correctly.

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 need to be enabled on your web server.

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 and multiple-file resources not working and slash arguments warnings being displayed!

Slash arguments environment check

Note: The use of slash arguments will be required in future versions of Moodle.

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 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.

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