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/index.php?act=

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I discovered this lil issue during creation of a robots.txt file (case sensitive) where in order to function correctly i would need two entries...

Disallow: /forum/index.php?act=post
Disallow: /forum/index.php?act=Post


Not practical!

I think there are other occurances, i remember seeing UserCP and usercp somewhere.

Anyhow, it might only be a small suggestion/idea but they all count towards a better product!

P.S Do i get a prize for the most boring suggestion of the day week month year decade?

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Yep that as well.

@Brandon/Matt: Since this is only a small "tidy-up" and not a feature as such (it borders on being a bug), is there any chance this can be fixed/implemented for an upcoming release?

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I agree these are careless mistakes and should be fixed in a minor release or something. Anyways thanks for pointing those out I never really noticed but it makes sense, unless there is a reason behind it.

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I agree these are careless mistakes and should be fixed in a minor release or something. Anyways thanks for pointing those out I never really noticed but it makes sense, unless there is a reason behind it.



They aren't careless mistakes, all of IPB's acts were originally in uppercase.
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Something I noted in my original post and edited because I couldn't confirm. I had said that IPB is in the middle of a restructuring on how it handles get values. Everything has been changing over the past few versions (ie 2.0 -> 2.1 -> 2.2) from up to lower-case, "do" instead of "CODE", and more. Give them some time to remove the legacy requirements for these mismatches and I'm sure it will be taken care of. :)

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They aren't careless mistakes, all of IPB's acts were originally in uppercase.


Maybe not careless, but they are certainly mistakes.

A quick hover over a page shows multiple instances of upper/lowercase URL's, it ain't a design feature.

@Digi : Good to hear, hopefully this can be tweaked in a bugfix version rather than a full release.

Any chance of an official word on this, i'd hate to see this problem slip through the net...
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It hasn't slipped through - but with 10-20 skin files and over 1000 other files, it's also not a matter of just replacing them at will - it takes a lot of time to go through each and every file and do these updates. It will be done probably with the next major release. Squeezing some in here and there during minor updates is fine, but generally with minor updates we have other more important focuses.

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It hasn't slipped through - but with 10-20 skin files and over 1000 other files, it's also not a matter of just replacing them at will - it takes a lot of time to go through each and every file and do these updates. It will be done probably with the next major release. Squeezing some in here and there during minor updates is fine, but generally with minor updates we have other more important focuses.



a simple find and replace would do it bfarber :P.
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