Joining a channel on irc through the join channel dialog should be able to cope with a missing # or warn about it

RESOLVED FIXED in Thunderbird 29.0

Status

defect
RESOLVED FIXED
7 years ago
5 years ago

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(Reporter: standard8, Assigned: florian)

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Thunderbird 29.0
x86
macOS

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Description

7 years ago
The join channel dialog asks me for a channel name. It doesn't ask for #<channel-name>.

Therefore I think it should be able to cope with either just '<channel-name>' or '#<channel-name>'
So we want to ban server only channels that starts with & ?
(In reply to Mark Banner (:standard8) from comment #0)
> The join channel dialog asks me for a channel name. It doesn't ask for
> #<channel-name>.
> 
> Therefore I think it should be able to cope with either just
> '<channel-name>' or '#<channel-name>'

#<stuff> is the full channel name (not just the part after the #).

There are also a variety of other prefixes that could be used: http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2812#section-1.3 (and servers can define their own as well).

I'm not fully against this, I'd rather autofill a # as the default channel name that can be deleted instead of automatically adding a # if no prefix is given.

(Instantbird bug, with little information: https://bugzilla.instantbird.org/show_bug.cgi?id=909)
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Comment 3

7 years ago
There's other issues as well related to this as well, for example - if you select auto-join, and you haven't added #, then the invalid channel name gets added to your auto-pref accounts.

So we need a bit more validation here to get the right thing in the first instance before closing the dialog.
This should be fixed after the porting of chat changes 6.
Assignee: nobody → florian
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 5 years ago
Depends on: 920801
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Thunderbird 29.0
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