[Mailman-Users] MM-2.1.12 Bug (non critical)
measl at mfn.org
Fri May 15 18:37:59 CEST 2009
On Fri, 15 May 2009, Mark Sapiro wrote:
> >a subscriber of the "tagged" form:
> > lists_s+spaml at example.com
> >does not get found on the subscriber search box. It works fine, and is
> >seen on the "L" subscribers page, but it cannot be found via search
> >(likely special characters).
> This is not a bug.
OK, it's poor documentation then. if the search box is a regex and not a
straight search, it should be clearly marked as such. The instance of "+"
showing up in mailing lists is, as you know, very high, due to the "+
delimiter being used to "tag" mail. A blank search box that says "find
member" should be able to take the members actual signed on address. If
it can't because it's a regex and requires special care, that should be
noted *on the box*.
> > The entry in the search box is a regular expression and '+' has a
> special meaning in regular expressions.
It also has a special meaning in email: mailman is an email management
platform: it should anticipate this common use form of the delimiter, or
warn people that they need to use regex rules to accomplish what is
presented as a simple text search.
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