POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.object-collection : Used prefixes? : Re: Used prefixes? Server Time
7 Jun 2023 01:22:58 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Used prefixes?  
From: Chris B
Date: 12 Jul 2008 15:41:04
Message: <487908d0@news.povray.org>
"Cousin Ricky" <ric### [at] yahoocom> wrote in message 
> Is there an easy way to find out whether a given prefix is taken?  When
> submitting something to the collection, it would be nice to know 
> beforehand
> that my unique prefix truly is "unique."

  o  Log in and go into the submission screen. Leave 'New' selected (the 
  o  Type your chosen prefix into the prefix field.
  o  Move the cursor into another field.

As soon as you move your cursor to another field, it'll check with the 
server to see whether that prefix has already been used. You don't need to 
fill in any other fields. It'll display an alert immediately (within a 
couple of seconds) if it's already been used as a prefix. It'll also display 
an alert if it's been used as a contribution name.

You can check this out by using the prefix 'NB' which is used for the 
Netball object or by using the name 'Netball'. The Contribution Name field 
also checks both, so can be used in the same way.

Chris B.

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