Last modified: 2007-10-29 21:07:21 UTC

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Bug 11802 - non-breaking space in an article name making it unreachable through the web
non-breaking space in an article name making it unreachable through the web
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Database (Other open bugs)
Other other
: Normal minor with 2 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: easy
Depends on:
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Reported: 2007-10-28 23:01 UTC by Mashiah Davidson
Modified: 2007-10-29 21:07 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Mashiah Davidson 2007-10-28 23:01:28 UTC
Look at the results for:

SELECT page_id, page_title, page_is_redirect from where page_title LIKE '1648%';

The result contains 4 pages, two articles and two redirects. The redirect named '1648' is ok, and the other one is wrong, because its name is unreachable via Wikipedia web-interface. Because all the names with the first symbol after last digit are substituted with names with underscore (space) instead.

Is it possible to delete this wrong page, moreover this page is a double-redirect.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2007-10-29 18:06:55 UTC
This is a non-breaking space (0xa0). Currently these are allowed in titles, but some browsers (including Firefox) like to silently change them into regular spaces when you submit them in form data.

See also bug 1414.
Comment 2 Mashiah Davidson 2007-10-29 21:04:05 UTC
Thanks, it really works in IE. This is a good reason to keep it installed on my PC =). 

The redirect now thrown.
Comment 3 Solon 2007-10-29 21:07:21 UTC
Еxplanation was quite simple :-)

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