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Disallow special characters in folder name.

When using special characters likeĀ 

  • Underscore (_)
  • Backslash (\)
  • Vertical bar (|)
  • ...

in a folder name, the results are often confusing or unintended by the users.
Add input validation to disallow this characters.

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  • Jul 14 2018
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  • Avatar40.8f183f721a2c86cd98fddbbe6dc46ec9
    Guest commented
    July 16, 2018 07:59

    Agree, special characters should be validated during input to avoid rare technical problems. But the backslash (\) is a feature. You can create directly a folder with a subfolder (e. g. 2018\January) and the main folder (2018) created this way containy only subfolders but no documents. This may confuse users, but is an interesting feature.

  • Avatar40.8f183f721a2c86cd98fddbbe6dc46ec9
    Guest commented
    July 16, 2018 08:48

    In my career i never had a "user" who asked for this "interesting feature" with the bacslash (\). It is a "nerd" feature which only brings confusion and problems to "users". IBM has to step away from nerd features and provide simple and easy to understand UX and features to stay in business and keep Notes relevant.

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    Guest commented
    July 18, 2018 21:36

    And there are problems with leading space characters. In some Notes releases, they are accepted and then later on cause corruption of folder structures, in other releases, leading space characters are just stripped off without warning.

    There should be a consistent solution: either reject folder names with leading space characters, or allow them without stripping them off (and no corruptions of course).

  • Avatar40.8f183f721a2c86cd98fddbbe6dc46ec9
    Guest commented
    July 24, 2018 13:06

    I fully agree. I cannot believe that there is no input validation.