[opensource-dev] display names = the end of 1.x viewers?

Aidan Thornton makosoft at gmail.com
Thu Aug 19 09:43:39 PDT 2010

On 8/19/10, Kelly Linden <kelly at lindenlab.com> wrote:
> I just wanted to point out that this theoretical new user's username would
> be baloo198731, it would not be baloo198731.resident. The 'Resident' isn't
> really a part of a new user's identity. It is only shown to viewers that do
> not support display names and legacy LSL script calls - in other words that
> last name is only there when required for backwards compatibility.

Which has the interesting side-effect that you can't trivially convert
from a username to a legacy full name since there are two different
possible conversions and no way of telling which is correct without
accessing the login database, right?

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