Summary: input markup does not accept array operator '' characters as part of name
Created: 2009-08-04 15:25
Status: Closed (added for 2.2.5)
Description: Since version 2.2 I think characters '' are disallowed in name values of input markup. This change cripples markup relying on such array operator characters. Input markup with names like name=chk was passed on in earlier versions, allowing php to construct an array. Most used with checkboxes and radio buttons.
This change did cripple recipe StarRater, and possibly applications of Fox.
I ask to make it possible again to use markup like
(:input checkbox chk value1:) (:input checkbox chk value2:) (:input checkbox chk value3:)
Can the  characters be included in line 101 forms.php, i.e.
$opt['name'] = preg_replace('/[^-A-Za-z0-9:_.\[\]]+/', '_', $opt['name']);
This line follows the standard for Basic HTML data types: ID and NAME tokens must begin with a letter ([A-Za-z]) and may be followed by any number of letters, digits ([0-9]), hyphens ("-"), underscores ("_"), colons (":"), and periods ("."). (W3C Reference) so it is not a bug. I think however that we could add an exception. --Petko August 05, 2009, at 07:20 AM