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Problem with characters.

Postby psaico » Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:49 pm

Hi guys.
There is a problem with some characters like:

http://forum.big-bug.net/member/Bl%40ster/
or
http://forum.big-bug.net/member/^4st3r1X^/


Some ideas?



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Postby dcz » Wed Aug 13, 2008 3:53 pm

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NOTE: profile and user messages pages ID removing:
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phpBB/member/nicknames VS phpBB/nicknames-uxx.html

If you use profile and / or user messages pages ID removing, you should know that a custom urlencode
will be used to circumvent a bug with mod_rewrite.
This imply that some chars like "&", "/", "#" and spaces will always be double encoded.
For example a user named rock&roll will require rock%2526roll (double urlencoded &) to be usable.
( http://www.php.net/urlencode => http://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=34602 )

There are other issues with custom characters, like accents, which will add some urlencoded chars in urls.
It's not an SEO issue, since bots knows about urlencoding, but it can end up building pretty long url with multi byte characters.
This does not concern the a-zA-Z0-9 chars, underscore ("_"), hyphen ("-") and dot (".") included.
In phpbb_seo/phpbb_seo_class.php, you will no longer see different methods.

This of course means that the ID removing on profile and user messages pages is more comfy and universally efficient
to use with alphanumeric chars user names (without accents)
.


It's almost impossible to properly handle all the special chars cases, browser and server won't act the same on these so, there is not much we can do.

Deactivate the id removing for your profiles if you want to use more than alphanumeric chars, wil work in all cases.

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