[pmwiki-users] Issue with blocklist regex (for /\bcialis\b/), blocking word spécialisé

Patrick R. Michaud pmichaud at pobox.com
Mon May 2 18:44:22 CDT 2016

On Tue, May 03, 2016 at 01:16:37AM +0200, ABClf wrote:
> Hello,
> Not a big issue, but a strange one : my blocklist has an entry copied
> from PmWiki's :
> block:/\bcialis\b/
> This wrongly blocks the word "spécialisé" on my website whereas
> everything is fine in PmWiki, where "spécialisé" is allowed, as
> expected.
> (Can check the issue in www.languefrancaise/Test group).

I suspect the problem is somehow due to UTF-8 encoding.  The regular
expression engine may not be recognizing "é" as a valid word
character, so "cialis" appears to be surrounded by non-word characters
and thus matches the \b (word boundary) assertions.

I don't have an immediate answer for how to fix this one.


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