Last modified: 2007-05-19 19:56:51 UTC
Case: Try to create an account which contains a '#': 'abc#efg'
The created account is 'abc' only, truncated silently at '#'.
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.
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.