Last modified: 2007-10-27 21:14:56 UTC
When searching for "Special:Log/Jimbo Wales", a blank version of the log (shown at Special:Log) comes up, while it should come up with "Jimbo Wales"'s actions on that wiki.
[[Special:Log/Jimbo Wales]] shows all entries that have "Jimbo Wales", as their action, like [[Special:Log/delete]] shows all deletions. Changing the behavior would cause ambiguities if users start calling themselves "delete" (or move, upload, etc.).
Well, wouldn't those be improper usernames anyway? All usernames need to start with a capital letter for the software to recognize them (as far as I'm aware).
(In reply to comment #2)
> Well, wouldn't those be improper usernames anyway? All usernames need to start
> with a capital letter for the software to recognize them (as far as I'm aware).
Rights can (AFAIK) also start with a captial letter. There's just some unwritten rule to always use lower case only, but extensions might break that code.
Well, that would of course be a factor if we were talking about user rights, but we're not; we're talking about log names, which are a different kettle of fish. Please don't inject misinformation into the discussion.
I would be inclined to discourage mixing the semantics of the parameters based on case alone.