Login system

Guys,

On some websites the login system prohibits certain characters from the
username. Is there a reason for this?

I’ve never seen the same with passwords - has anyone else?

Cheers,

George

On 11/13/06, George P. [email protected] wrote:

On some websites the login system prohibits certain characters from the
username. Is there a reason for this?

Ones that might be delimiters or prone to sql injection attacks.

Sometimes they’re just stupid, like not permitting a space in the
surname (like ::cough:: the US Department of Education).


_Deirdre http://deirdre.net/

Not so stupid if you want to do usernames in urls though … ala
http://flickr.com/photos/hmarq/106945212/

Same with many of the special characters …
http://somesite.com/username/profile, http://

This forum is not affiliated to the Ruby language, Ruby on Rails framework, nor any Ruby applications discussed here.

| Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Remote Ruby Jobs