[Design] Cosmo Username Conventions
bcm at osafoundation.org
Tue Dec 12 13:59:03 PST 2006
On 12/12/06, Reid Ellis <rae at osafoundation.org> wrote:
> Ideal solution:
> username is always lowercase
> original capitalization is stored in the database in the user profile
> this avoids any SQL TOUPPER (always tolower the input text via
> see "BoB" everywhere. You might also want to strip away punctuation
> and whitespace, so that "Boba Fett!!" is mapped to "bobafett".
> For extra points, allow the user to edit the stored, case sensitive
> username and treat it as a separate entity from the all-lowercase
> name (a la Mac OS X installer screen).
i dunno. i think that stuff is useful for myspace, but for what we're
doing? i'm not convinced, but maybe i'm on the fence.
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