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Diary v3.4.1 upgrade

by AL Rachels -

Just added the latest Diary v3.4.1 to this site. This version will prevent users from trying to change the hidden, time created, when editing an entry with edit dates not enabled.  It will automatically enter details of the attempt into the Feedback area with the admin account listed as the teacher. It also enters the attempt into the Moodle log.

This should be a fix for both Issue #9 and Issue #14, but I do have one or two more things to "check/test" before I make an official release.

Diary v3.4.0 upgrade

by AL Rachels -

Just upgraded to Diary v3.4.0 on this Moodle site.  It includes new word count and character info for each entry. No minimum and maximum checks in this version. Maybe later.

I think I have also manged to fix issue #9 where a student could "un-hide" stuff and make an unauthorized/late entry. That bit of code no longer gets sent to a client computer, so there is nothing to "un-hide" now.

This version also includes a fix where students could directly access the edit.php page via the URL when a Diary activity was closed, and add a late entry. This type of access is now blocked and a log entry is made noting the userid of the person who tried it.

Diary v3.3.1 upgrade

by AL Rachels -

Just upgraded to Diary v3.3.1 which includes some new code to print various versions of word and character counts on each entry. These appear on the view.php, report.php and reportsingle.php pages.

There are three versions of the counts:

  1. The first, raw text just makes the calculations based on what it finds in the mdl_diary_entries table, in the text field. Depending on the user and what was typed, this can include a LOT of formatting and tags.
  2. Second is clean text. The contents of the text field is stripped of tags, HTML special characters and also trimmed.
  3. Third is what I call standardized text. It is generally accepted in typing programs, to calculate the words per minute rate based on every 5 characters typed, and that is what is displayed.
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