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Bug 11481 - "Hard-coded" redirects for reserved characters and Weather-in-Londons
"Hard-coded" redirects for reserved characters and Weather-in-Londons
Status: RESOLVED WONTFIX
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
1.12.x
All All
: Low enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/: http:/...
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Depends on:
Blocks:
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Reported: 2007-09-28 03:56 UTC by seahen123
Modified: 2014-04-29 14:52 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


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Description seahen123 2007-09-28 03:56:03 UTC
It would be nice if http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/: could redirect to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colon, and if entering : in the search bar and clicking Go didn't necessarily lead to the Main Page. The same applies to |, [, ] and #. Why not create a page in MediaWiki namespace where redirects from invalid titles -- or from page titles that were used as intentionally permanent red links -- could be specified by admins?
Comment 1 MZMcBride 2011-02-24 16:06:28 UTC
(In reply to comment #0)
> It would be nice if http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/: could redirect to
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colon, and if entering : in the search bar and
> clicking Go didn't necessarily lead to the Main Page. The same applies to |, [,
> ] and #.

I'm fairly sure there's another bug that covers this. This seems largely unrelated to the rest of the opening comment (below), in any case.

> Why not create a page in MediaWiki namespace where redirects from
> invalid titles -- or from page titles that were used as intentionally permanent
> red links -- could be specified by admins?

I don't see the use-case for this feature. Is there a particular functionality you're looking for? "Bad" titles can now be prevented with the use of extensions (e.g., the TitleBlacklist extension). In addition, pages can be protected from creation in MediaWiki core nowadays. For demonstration purposes, it's always trivial to come up with a title that wouldn't exist on a particular wiki.

With this in mind, I'd recommend closing this bug.
Comment 2 Quim Gil 2014-04-29 14:52:20 UTC
(In reply to MZMcBride from comment #1)
> With this in mind, I'd recommend closing this bug.

Ok.

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