Moodle
  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-11824

Literal asterisk (\*) in shortanswer question not handled correctly by get_correct_responses

    Details

    • Type: Bug Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Minor Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 1.9
    • Fix Version/s: 1.7.4, 1.8.4, 1.9, 2.0
    • Component/s: Questions
    • Labels:
      None
    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_19_STABLE
    • Fixed Branches:
      MOODLE_17_STABLE, MOODLE_18_STABLE, MOODLE_19_STABLE, MOODLE_20_STABLE
    • Rank:
      30044

      Description

      Asterisk is a wildcard symbol in shortanswer question. The problem is with asterisk, that actually needs to apperar in answer. If I use simple asterisk, it accept any symbols; if I escape it (*) , moodle will expect literally this as an answer: *.

      I failed to find a way to include * without preceding backslash in an answer to the shortanswer question.

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        Tim Hunt added a comment -

        There was a bug with this until very recently. I thought I had just fixed it. Are you sure you are testing the very latest 1.9 beta2+?

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        Tim Hunt added a comment - There was a bug with this until very recently. I thought I had just fixed it. Are you sure you are testing the very latest 1.9 beta2+?
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        Oleg Sychev added a comment - - edited

        Sorry. I check out latest version 1.9 beta2+. Original bug is solved but it seems you forget two things:
        1. Correct answer display \ before *, thought it shoudn't
        2. So does 'fill with correct' button during preview, so if I press 'fill correct' and then 'submit' the answer will be treated as incorrect.

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        Oleg Sychev added a comment - - edited Sorry. I check out latest version 1.9 beta2+. Original bug is solved but it seems you forget two things: 1. Correct answer display \ before *, thought it shoudn't 2. So does 'fill with correct' button during preview, so if I press 'fill correct' and then 'submit' the answer will be treated as incorrect.
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        Tim Hunt added a comment -

        Thanks for catching that case. I can't believe I missed it.

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        Tim Hunt added a comment - Thanks for catching that case. I can't believe I missed it.

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