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Searches including colons dont work

edited August 2006 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
If you search for something including a colon it doesnt work. Presumably it's parsing it like it does with usernames and realising the username doesnt exist. You can try it with "undefined index:" Any way to solve this or will we just have to live with it?


  • MarkMark Vanilla Staff
    Hmmm. I bet I can fix it. I'll bookmark this as a bug.
  • I bet you can. I just rang the company which provides our main back-office client management database at work because i noticed (what i would consider) a bug in the system where if you added a new client then went straight on to add a new plan for them it loaded up the new plan screen for the previous client you'd been working with. Being fairly technical I realised quickly enough that if you refreshed the window with the new client it worked fine so it was clearly a minor issue but inconvenient nontheless. I rang them to report it and their answer was 'well...just refresh the window then...' Bloody software developers :P
  • MarkMark Vanilla Staff
    I've been mucking about with regular expressions a lot lately for my "real job". So I think I might do a minor overhaul of the search so that it's a little smarter about things like this.

    I'm not like those other software developers. Honest.
  • ugh. regular expressions. Have fun!
  • why is everybody so down on regular expressions around here?
  • MarkMark Vanilla Staff
    I like them!
  • well me too!
  • they scare me.
  • why is everybody so down on regular expressions around here?
    They can be terribly inefficient if used for the wrong purpose (e.g: used instead of string functions for simple string comparison/replacement) or just badly composed, so it's generally advised "don't use them, unless you need them". Which can then translate to "never use them" in the minds of those that don't understand how they work. :)
  • sorry mary, it's a running joke :)
  • MarkMark Vanilla Staff
    Fixed this bug in svn.
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