[wp-trac] Re: [WordPress Trac] #1972: Dots (.) in post slug are removed

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Sun Mar 12 22:56:30 GMT 2006

#1972: Dots (.) in post slug are removed
       Id:  1972       |      Status:  closed                  
Component:  General    |    Modified:  Sun Mar 12 22:56:30 2006
 Severity:  trivial    |   Milestone:  2.1                     
 Priority:  low        |     Version:  2.0.1                   
    Owner:  anonymous  |    Reporter:  dto                     
Changes (by markjaquith):

  * resolution:  => wontfix
  * status:  new => closed


 I tested this with a plugin, and it didn't cause any problems on my setup.
 But discussing with masquerade, davidhouse, and BigJibby, we couldn't
 agree on handling of things like ellipses, trailing ellipses, spaces next
 to dots, etc.  I'm starting to think that although this might make some
 people happy, it'll just end up frustrating other people.

 Plus, this is completely doable in a plugin.  Here is the plugin that I
 used for testing:


 The cleanup it does is the following:

  * ".-." converts to "."
  * ".-" converts to "."
  * "-." converts to "."
  * a single period at the end of the slug is removed (but note that 2 or
 more periods are left alone, so you can do "about-wordpress.com...")

 Some examples:

  * "My Post Title." => "my-post-title"
  * "wordpress.com..." => "wordpress.com"'
  * "My . Post . Title" => "my.post.title"
  * "Post... Title..." => "post...title..."

 I'm closing the ticket because:

  * It seems to be a minority who wants this change
  * Everyone will be affected, and some people won't like it
  * It can easily be done in a plugin

 Please re-open if you have a compelling argument for inclusion into core,

Ticket URL: <http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/1972>
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