I am now using Moodle 2.n full swing (as our university has made it compulsory).
I used to make use of a wonderful snipet of code provided by Joseph Rézeau that allowed the quiz's handling of short answers to be intelligent (or much more so than it is right out of the box) by allowing Moodle to consider that two (or more) consecutive blank spaces are identical to one.
Thus "the cat" is considered the same as "the cat"
Besides _icing on the cake_ Joseph's work allowed to do the same with extra spaces before punctuation so that 1(bellow) was equal to2/
1/"the sun is shining ."
2/"the sun is shining."
But that was then, and now I'm back to the standard behaviour.
I have read that some thought of implementing Joseph's snipet in Moodle 2.n.
Is this idea still on?
Many thanks for all the intelligence put in Moodle.