[Pidgin] #3976: Myspace IM usernames not displayed correctly

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Sat Jan 12 15:09:58 EST 2008

#3976: Myspace IM usernames not displayed correctly
  Reporter:  phesto   |       Owner:  jeff                 
      Type:  defect   |      Status:  new                  
  Priority:  minor    |   Milestone:                       
 Component:  MySpace  |     Version:  2.2.2                
Resolution:           |    Keywords:  myspace username html
   Pending:  1        |  
Changes (by jeff):

  * pending:  0 => 1


 If on http://editprofile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=profile.username
 I enter 'x³'  (letter x followed by superscript 3) for my username, I get
 a popup saying

 Please choose a different MySpace user name, only letters, numbers and '_'
 allowed. No spaces or punctuation.

 Viewing the source of that page confirms that JavaScript checks whether
 the username is:
  * between 2 and 25 characters in length
  * not 'none'
  * only contains a-z, 0-9, and _
  * contains at least one letter

 If I turn off JavaScript, the form submits but takes me to a blank page,
 and viewing the source shows this error:

                 <input type="hidden" name="message" value="Error: Not
 valid username, illegal character found. Only letters, numbers and '_' is

 phesto, can you give more information on how you encountered a MySpaceIM
 username with extended characters? If you created it can you explain how,
 or if one of your friends did can you ask them how they did it?

Ticket URL: <http://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/3976#comment:3>
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