A couple users on Discord brought some bugs to my attention. They’re all related to the sign-up flow, so I’m very thankful to have fixed these before Shmeppy’s early access launch (described in Roadmap Snapshot: Towards an Early Access Launch).
Here’s the breakdown of the bugs:
Periods at the end of URLs
Shmeppy’s validation email (the email you get when you register, that askes you to validate your email) had a link that looks like this: https://shmeppy.com/register/validate/abc. That period at the end is usually (correctly) recognized as not a part of the link, but some email clients would instead include the period, navigating the user to a malformed URL when they clicked it.
This would cause them to hit a 404 page on Shmeppy . A pretty unpleasant experience. To correct this for all users, I’ve reworked the wording so the link appears in the middle of the senetence: no more period .
Case insensitive emails
Shmeppy didn’t properly recognize that
Foo@bob.invalid are the same email. Now Shmeppy does .
Hopefully I fixed this everywhere emails are used in the code. I think I was thorough, but we’ll see if this bites us again.
Leading and trailing spaces in emails
Shmeppy didn’t trim whitespace around emails, so
" email@example.com" is a legal email, and you would have to type in that leading space whenever you logged into Shmeppy.
Now Shmeppy correctly ignores leading and trailing whitespace.
I found a few more small bugs along the road to fix these three, but these are the big ones.
Happy Shmepping !