[all] Meetpad case-insensitivity (was: Week Out PTG Details & Registration Reminder)

Jeremy Stanley fungi at yuggoth.org
Mon Jun 1 01:01:04 UTC 2020

Just a quick heads up, we discovered on Friday that Meetpad room
names with upper-case letters will cause problems with our Etherpad
integration. Use all lower-case pad names to avoid this. If you have
an existing pad you want to use with Meetpad and it has some
upper-case letters in its name, or punctuation other than hyphen (-)
or underscore (_), please reach out to the OpenDev sysadmins in the
#opendev IRC channel on Freenode or the
service-discuss at lists.opendev.org mailing list and we can rename it
for you.

For a bit more background, Jitsi-Meet treats room names
case-insensitively (due to its XMPP heritage); Etherpad on the other
hand treats pad names case-sensitively. If you try to use the
"shared document" Etherpad in a Meetpad room with upper-case letters
in its name, you'll ultimately wind up getting connected to the
wrong pad.

The punctuation mention above is regarding a separate limitation.
Right now the only punctuation we're configured to support for
Meetpad rooms are hyphens and underscores. As a result, you'll
currently be unable to use it with Etherpads whose names include
other punctuation like periods, commas, or parentheses.
Jeremy Stanley
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