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Item14415: TopicUserMapping places non-ASCII users in wrong position in WikiUsersTopic.

Priority: Normal
Current State: Closed
Released In: 2.1.5
Target Release: patch
Applies To: Extension
Component: I18N, TopicUserMappingContrib
Branches: Item14414 Release02x01 master Item14288 Item14380 Item14537
Reported By: GeorgeClark
Waiting For:
Last Change By: GeorgeClark
It doesn't use NFKD normalization when searching for the point to insert the name. For example, with some tests registrations:

Also, the FAQRebuildingWikiUsersTopic skips users with non-A-Z first character.

Probably best to just drop the A-Z index, at least when rebuilding the topic using the FAQ. It's a convenience, not operational.

-- GeorgeClark - 07 Jun 2017

Somewhat related, a non-wikiword user will break the list. All inserts occur ahead of the non-wikiword. Should not happen, but it could, for ex after a topic rename.

-- GeorgeClark - 30 Sep 2017

I think that the following would fix the case of a username not being a wikiword.
diff --git a/TopicUserMappingContrib/lib/Foswiki/Users/ b/TopicUserMappingContrib/lib/Foswiki/Users/
index 576cd84..8b7f6f2 100755
--- a/TopicUserMappingContrib/lib/Foswiki/Users/
+++ b/TopicUserMappingContrib/lib/Foswiki/Users/
@@ -398,7 +398,7 @@ sub _maintainUsersTopic {
         if ($entry) {
             my ( $web, $name, $odate ) = ( '', '', '' );
             if ( $line =~
                 $web   = $1 || $Foswiki::cfg{UsersWebName};

Though this code is still rather fragile. If a user is renamed, it would cause the list to be out of order, and insertions would end up in the wrong place. Rather than a line-by-line search and positional insert, it might be better to read the whole list in, add the new entry, and then sort & write it back out. This would also correct out-of-place entries caused by user rename.

-- GeorgeClark - 14 Oct 2017

Keeping this fix in 2.1.5. Defer any more forgiving regex work for 2.2

-- GeorgeClark - 16 Oct 2017
Topic revision: r12 - 31 Jan 2018, GeorgeClark - This page was cached on 25 Feb 2018 - 06:35.

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