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Item4818: Regexp for group name inconsistent

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MailerContrib allows use of a group name for subscriptions.

What's the standard for a group name?

In Users.pm: expandUserList(), it seems to say:


whereas in WebNotify.pm:_load(), it seems to be:


I'm not sure if this is a MailerContrib issue, or belongs elsewhere.

In my case, I'm running a custom UserMapping so I can hold my

users and groups in ldap, and I need to have colons in my group names.

It would be really nice if there was just one place I could make that change.

-- TWiki:Main/BobGoldstein - 14 Oct 2007

Classically (before 4.2) group names had to be wikinames. They are now allowed to be anything permitted by the user mapping manager, which I guess is \w. The expression you quote above is as good as any.


Summary Regexp for group name inconsistent
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.BobGoldstein
Codebase 4.1.2
SVN Range TWiki-4.3.0, Fri, 12 Oct 2007, build 15261
AppliesTo Extension
Component MailerContrib
Priority Normal
CurrentState Closed

Checkins TWikirev:15463 TWikirev:15465
TargetRelease n/a

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Topic revision: r4 - 2007-11-02 - CrawfordCurrie
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