Last modified: 2007-09-29 21:35:39 UTC
Given two different pages that have the same name but differ only in case (current examples I've seen only cover first-letter uppercase vs. all uppercase), the page created first will override the one created afterwards.
For example, in the english wikipedia [[Mess]] refers to a mess hall, while [[MESS]] described an emulator. However when linking or navigating to either page, only the former page (the description of a mess hall) would be rendered. The latter would have to be reached directly by using long-form queries and manipulating the page name directly.
for a list of examples.
Note that other mixed-case variations have not been tested and may cause problems as well.
I am unsure what the severity/priority of this bug should be, as this is my first bug report. However, I do think it is significant as it prohibits normal users from accessing certain pages in the database.
All fine here.
Thank you for the advice Daniel. After testing different configurations (browser: [firefox/opera], machine, account), I have determined that the problem is with the caching proxy that my machine is connected to. I apologize for having created an unnecessary bug report. I'll test more diligently in the future. Also, should this bug be removed from the case-sensitive tracker (3950)?