[Sugar-devel] Sugar Labs Bug: 2485
walter.bender at gmail.com
Thu Feb 3 16:02:56 EST 2011
On Thu, Feb 3, 2011 at 3:55 PM, Frederick Grose <fgrose at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 3, 2011 at 3:27 PM, Samuel Greenfeld <greenfeld at laptop.org>
>> Personally I don't think this would break a multi-line fancy name unless
>> the desired effect is to override the centering of every line. How they
>> added the extra linefeeds in the middle would be another discussion and
>> point we need to know.
>> If we do want to support fancy names, etc., we are going to have to come
>> up with ways of testing them to make sure that the rest of the system
>> tolerates them. Names do not always appear alone.
>> In general for non-fancy users, I believe we should try and trim
>> whitespace around names, journal entries, etc. because most users likely
>> did not mean to add it there . While one could make fancy names, and
>> add leading whitespace to filenames to override sorting as well, this
>> actually does violate at least a few file system specs, regardless of
>> what shell prompts seem to tolerate.
> Perhaps Jordan's new team could investigate those implications if they
> continue with the proposed change.
I was just about to say the same thing. It could be that we have a
means of converting fancy names to safe names for system use, but keep
the fancy names for display in the UI... worth investigation by
> Perhaps, as you've suggested, the greatest benefit would be for the new
> Learner who unintentionally enters whitespace on their initial registration,
> and the proposed strip code should be limited to that event.
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