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Hi all,

in my spec it says about GUI search:

It must allow the user to search the data for all records, or for records where the name and/or location fields exactly match values specified by the user.



"exactly match" - I wonder if this means I may not even use equalsIgnoreCase() here? Normally I would just use it and write this in the choices.txt, but considering it's a MUST requirement I'm afraid it could cause automatic failure before...

What do you think, is this "overly paranoid" or should I really refrain from using case-insensitive matching here?

Thanks for your opinions (experiences?)
Sigrid
 
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I think this is a design decision that would be argued either way. I chose to ignore case and qualified that approach by documenting it among my design decision points.
 
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Hi Tom,

thanks for your answer. I think I'll stick to the case-sensitive version now as it fits nicely with my equals() method, but it's good to know other's opinions!

Ciao,
Sigrid
 
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