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From Damien Katz <dam...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Username is case-sensative
Date Fri, 17 Sep 2010 19:24:38 GMT
A simple fix for this is to normalize to lowercase names during registration and login, then
the user can put in whatever mixed case they want.

-Damien


On Sep 17, 2010, at 12:21 PM, Chris Anderson wrote:

> On Fri, Sep 17, 2010 at 3:07 AM, Ido Ran <ido.ran@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I agree, it should not be forced - I think it should be the default.
>> If you know what you are doing and have a good reason to use case-sensitive
>> usernames then go ahead, but for the rest of us, it should be as simple as
>> it can.
>> How Couch people say - case-insensitive username is more relaxing :)
>> 
> 
> CouchDB uses document lookups to find users, so doing this would
> involve making docids case-insensitive, which isn't gonna happen.
> 
> The good answer would be to add whatever iPhone tags you have to add
> to keep it from doing that stupid auto-shift key thing on login forms.
> 
> I'd love a patch for that against this file:
> 
> http://github.com/couchapp/couchapp/blob/master/vendor/evently/account/loginForm/mustache.html
> 
> Chris
> 
>> Ido
>> 
>> On Fri, Sep 17, 2010 at 3:32 AM, Robert Newson <robert.newson@gmail.com>wrote:
>> 
>>> The question is whether CouchDB should force everyone to do that or
>>> not. I think it should not.
>>> 
>>> B.
>>> 
>>> On Fri, Sep 17, 2010 at 2:23 AM, Tyler Gillies <tyler@pdxbrain.com> wrote:
>>>> I think case insensitivity is good, prevents thing from getting
>>> complicated
>>>> with two users one named tyler and one named Tyler
>>>> 
>>>> On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 12:50 PM, Randall Leeds <randall.leeds@gmail.com
>>>> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> On Thu, Sep 16, 2010 at 03:13, Ido Ran <ido.ran@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>> Unix, Linux, Windows, Gmail, Skype
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Any application I can think of treat username in case-insensitive
way.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Really???
>>>>> 
>>>>> rleeds@randalltor:~$ sudo -u Rleeds
>>>>> sudo: unknown user: Rleeds
>>>>> rleeds@randalltor:~$
>>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
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>>>> 
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>>>> 
>>> 
>> 
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Chris Anderson
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> http://couch.io


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