[SAC] [OSGeo] #128: Trac does not validate ids in CC and assign-to fields

OSGeo trac_osgeo at osgeo.org
Thu Jul 26 10:26:20 EDT 2007

#128: Trac does not validate ids in CC and assign-to fields
Reporter:  dmorissette  |       Owner:  sac at lists.osgeo.org
    Type:  task         |      Status:  new                
Priority:  normal       |   Component:  SAC                
Keywords:               |  
 I have noticed that Trac doesn't validate the user ids set in the CC and
 Assign-To fields of tickets. For instance, see the "abc" and "def" users
 CC'd on this ticket.

 As a result, we often end up CC'ing or assigning tickets to non-existent
 users (either due to typos or to mistakes in guessing one's user id)...
 and never get any feedback from that person since the notification never
 made it home. This is a serious problem for projects (and a problem that
 bugzilla didn't have since you could Assign-to or CC only registered users
 in bugzilla).

 I think Trac really needs to validate user ids and report errors as soon
 as an invalid id is entered. Is this a Trac option that is not enabled on
 our servers or a bug in Trac?

Ticket URL: <http://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo/ticket/128>
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