Tamara Temple wrote:

On Dec 28, 2010, at 2:11 PM, Joshua Kehn wrote:


Dotan Cohen wrote:
I seem to have an issue with users who copy-paste their usernames and
passwords coping and pasting leading and trailing space characters.

Users should not be copy-pasting passwords or usernames. Do not compromise a system to cater to bad [stupid, ignorant, you pick] users. If this is an issue then educate the users.

I'm sorry, but this is just bloody stupid. I keep my usernames and randomly generated, very long passwords in a password keeper. If you're not going to let me copy paste them into a web page, i'm just not going to ever use your application. Copy/pasting is something that happens on the *local* machine -- it never goes out to the net. By forcing people to type in their user names and passwords you are going to cause them to enter easily-remembered, and typically easily-crackable combinations. What is the possible logic for disallowing someone to paste in their usernames/passwords???

Tamara, you're missing half the context, the whole point was don't send username and password combo's in plaintext via email to users (thus forcing them to copy and paste from email) - this point was made but then that context has been stripped from the above email, obviously copy+pasting from a password keeper and such like is totally fine..

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