Last modified: 2007-05-19 19:56:51 UTC

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Bug 9813 - Creating an account which contains a '#' results in an account name truncated at #
Creating an account which contains a '#' results in an account name truncate...
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
User login and signup (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal normal with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2007-05-06 16:33 UTC by Raimond Spekking
Modified: 2007-05-19 19:56 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Raimond Spekking 2007-05-06 16:33:36 UTC
Case: Try to create an account which contains a '#': 'abc#efg'

The created account is 'abc' only, truncated silently at '#'.
Comment 1 Rob Church 2007-05-06 19:07:13 UTC
Well, "#" is not a valid character in page titles, and the fragment is removed
when the username undergoes title normalisation. Not sure what's the best method
to handle this; perhaps we could do a basic check that the username entered is
the same (for some metric of "the same") as the result from said normalisation.
Comment 2 Rob Church 2007-05-19 19:56:51 UTC
Added an explicit check in r22266. This won't affect existing accounts, because it's not possible to save a username into the database containing a hash; what this will do, however, is avoid confusion due to silent truncation of fragments during account creation.

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