Today @ is forbidden in object ids. That's controlled by the bad_id
regexp in OFS.ObjectManager, which tries to ensure that ids will be
useable as URL components.
However, there's no reason to disallow this, as the URL spec (http://
An HTTP URL takes the form:
Within the <path> and <searchpart> components, "/", ";", "?" are
reserved. The "/" character may be used within HTTP to designate a
Note that somewhere else in the spec, it says that @ (and others) MAY
be reserved by some schemes, but HTTP doesn't actually make it reserved.
Furthermore, many projects have monkey-patched bad_id to allow @ and
see no ill-effects.
Having @ in ids is very useful for various things, one of them being
to have email-like identifiers (think jabber for instance). There are
Unless there's opposition, I'll change the code to allow it.
Florent Guillaume, Nuxeo (Paris, France) CTO, Director of R&D
+33 1 40 33 71 59 http://nuxeo.com [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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