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Bug 2696 - Test for username length should be made by characters, not bytes
Test for username length should be made by characters, not bytes
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
User login and signup (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest minor (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2005-07-04 13:37 UTC by Carlos
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:06 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Carlos 2005-07-04 13:37:34 UTC
Besides of the fact that 32 chars is sometimes too low (see bug:2693), by
checking for a byte size the maximum character count for usernames not using
ASCII is reduced to one half or one third. (For example, usernames in cyrillic
would have a maximum size of 16 chars.)
Comment 1 Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason 2005-07-04 14:32:29 UTC
It's necessary to test the number of bytes rather than the number of characters
since the database works with bytes ( user_name has a maximum of 255 bytes ) and
not characters, closing as WONTFIX.

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