[GSoC 2012] Planned API changes - RFC

Tomasz Wasilczyk tomkiewicz.groups at gmail.com
Sat Jul 7 10:02:42 EDT 2012

>> >> 2) username validation
>> > Does username normalisation count as validation?
>> At this point - no. Invalid usernames should not be allowed to type in
>> dialogs like account setup.
>> But we can use normalize function - there is only need to specify,
>> that if it returns NULL, that mean username is totally invalid. For
>> example, in number-based usernames, normalization for "[space]1234"
>> will return "1234", but for "1234x" will it be NULL. That also have to
>> be handled in UI.
> This seems logical, and almost free, to me.

I've implemented this feature on libpurple side and partially on
pidgin UI side [1]. Please comment. Next step will be validation
handling at buddy adding dialog.

The only doubt I have, is purple_validate taking PurplePlugin argument
instead of PurpleAccount. For example, at account setup dialog,
account isn't known yet. Is it OK anyway?


[1] http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=ndYkyPWu

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