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Bug 10219 - Initial slash in page title should not trigger subpage navigation
Initial slash in page title should not trigger subpage navigation
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Interface (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal minor (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: testme
Depends on:
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Reported: 2007-06-11 14:20 UTC by Chad H.
Modified: 2010-02-20 19:45 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Chad H. 2007-06-11 14:20:14 UTC
If you look at the URL provided, you'll see at the top that it's trying to kick off the subpage navigation due to the presence of a slash in the title. However, there is no existing parent pages for this to be a subpage of, as the title has a leading slash. Basically, articles with leading slashes shouldn't kick the subpage navigation.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2007-06-12 20:25:12 UTC
Well, articles with leading slashes are supposed to be illegal. :)
Comment 2 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2007-06-13 18:18:23 UTC
Well, bug 98 is currently RESOLVED FIXED, and Tim has expressed some doubts about whether we should ban them, so I wasn't clear on what the status of those is.  Overall it would be nice if we could have more rather than fewer possible page titles.  Certainly [[/dev/null]] is the correct page name.
Comment 3 Chad H. 2010-02-20 18:00:10 UTC
Seems to be fixed?
Comment 4 Conrad Irwin 2010-02-20 19:44:33 UTC
I have opened bug 22597 which describes a related, but not identical oddity (perhaps what the original poster was getting at, I'm not sure).

The other related problem is that if you create a link to [[{{SUBJECTPAGENAME}}]] on [[Talk:/dev/null]] you will get a link to [[Talk:/dev/null/dev/null]] - clearly not expected behaviour. This is a WONTFIX I think, but it's still nasty.

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