[OpenLayers-Dev] Request for help from Opera users

Roald de Wit roald.dewit at lisasoft.com
Wed Jun 10 00:34:53 EDT 2009

Hi Chris,

Thank you for your reply.

Christopher Schmidt wrote:
> Any functionality that is in a released version of OpenLayers should
> continue to work the same in all future versions of OpenLayers of the
> same major revision. That is, there should never be any reason that
> upgrading from 2.7 to 2.8 should cause anything to break.
I agree in general but not when somebody (1 person) uses an old version
of Opera that should have been
upgraded anyway (security).
> The report from the user is not clear. If -- as I am assuming --
> "This worked in 2.7,  and 2.8 breaks it" -- that is, simply switching to
> 2.8 causes a regression in behavior -- then this is a bug.
Unless we introduce new functionality that hits a bug in Opera that they
fixed in a later stable version.
It is a fact that the 2.8 branch does not work with this particular
version of this browser (I verified that today).

Plus, the 'new RegExp('...')' notation makes regular expressions harder
to read with the extra backslashes.

Anyway, the patch in #2103 does not solve the issue yet. It looks like
another regular expression needs to be converted.



Roald de Wit
Software Engineer
roald.dewit at lisasoft.com

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