[etoys-dev] showcase snags

Yoshiki Ohshima yoshiki at vpri.org
Wed Sep 9 10:49:50 EDT 2009

  I only announced it to the IRC, but I uploaded a change set to
that is meant to be loaded into the fully updated image and tested.

1 is fixed, 2 is different behavior from I get with it, and 3 and 4
are non-issue with it.

-- Yoshiki

At Wed, 9 Sep 2009 09:57:24 -0400,
Timothy Falconer wrote:
> Yoshiki et al,
> Some snags we've found while trying out the login/upload functionality  
> from the dev image . . .
> 1) when you click on "My Showcase", then login, you have to click "My  
> Showcase" again for the files to show up
> 2) when you log in with a username that has capital letters, it  
> silently fails (seems to be logged in, but doesn't work) . . . simple  
> solution here is to turn showcase usernames to all lowercase (that's  
> how they're stored).  FYI, the website sign-in is case-insensitve, so  
> case is never a problem there . . . I don't know why WebDAV isn't,  
> particularly since it's using the same database lookup.  (Even Basic  
> Auth on the website is case-insensitive, which is what WebDAV use, so  
> I'm baffled.)
> 3) As a more general variant of #2 . . . bad logins of all kinds don't  
> return an error . . . nevermind the case insensitive thing, i type a  
> bogus username or password after clicking "My Showcase" and it seems  
> to work.  When I click on "My Showcase" again, it shows "Login  
> Failed."  If I click again, it lets my type again.   We should have  
> the failed box show directly after login attempt.
> 4) Assuming #3 is fixed, I'm concerned that users would have to know  
> to click "My Squeakland" again to try another login, particularly  
> since "My Squeakland" is selected.  Would be much nicer to show "Login  
> failed, try again" type thing, though I'd settle for having the  
> selection cleared, so the user would at least have a visual cue that  
> the directory isn't selected.
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