[jifty-devel] Moniker name restrictions

Jesse Vincent jesse at bestpractical.com
Sat Jul 28 19:15:53 EDT 2007

On Jul 27, 2007, at 1:21 AM, Mikko Lipasti wrote:

> Hello list,
> I was surprised to find my template/action silently fail when using  
> monikers with a dash, e.g. "01-something". Replacing the dash with  
> an underscore fixed the problem.
> http://search.cpan.org/~jesse/Jifty-0.70422/lib/Jifty/Manual/ 
> Glossary.pod#moniker:
> "A moniker is an arbitrary-length nonempty string containing no  
> semicolons."
> This should be updated to forbid dashes.
> Moreover, Jifty->web->new_action should warn (or die even) if  
> moniker name contains forbidden characters. Currently, there's no  
> warning, the action(s) just don't run.

I've updated the action. Now Jifty will warn you when you use a dash  
or semicolon in an action and also will correct it to an _.
The glossary better tells you what not to do.

The issue you're actually running into with 0-  is something else.  
Actions can optionally take a run-order. When composing the action  
name in the webform, that's prepended to the moniker as 123456-.  So  
I think I'll update the moniker code to look for a non-numperic  
character first and scream if you don't do that. Does that seem  


> Test results: (using Jifty::Test::WWW::Mechanize)
> "0_bottom": ok
> "0-bottom": silent failure
> "0;bottom": ok (surprise!)
> - Mikko
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