https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=61416

--- Comment #9 from Tyler Romeo <tylerro...@gmail.com> ---
(In reply to Jon from comment #6)
> Out of interest why does this matter? I  seem to have missed the problem
> here.
> 
> If I register with the username "an  unusual username" and it gets corrected
> to "An unusual username" in my opinion as long as if I login with username
> "an  unusual username" and it still logs me in as that user (if it doesn't
> then in my opinion that is the bug here) it shouldn't be a problem.

What if you register "this__is__my__username" and it gets corrected to "This is
my username"?

Also, when a username is canonicalized, it is passed through
$wgAuth->getCanonicalName(), which could do literally *anything* to the
username depending on what authentication extension you have installed.

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