Last modified: 2010-07-04 17:19:36 UTC
When searching on any Mediawiki installation for a search term with # in it, the results page does not handle this special name gracefully. It offers to let the user create the page, but the link is broken and doesn't even take them to a form to create the page. This special search term seems to be treated differently than if you searched for, for example "foo>bar." "foo#bar" results in the case I am talking about.
Any Mediawiki installation seems to have this problem, including Wikipedia's is slightly different.
According to the naming conventions/technical limitations, this shouldn't be allowed and should be handled just as any of the other special characters are
I should also mention that if this is the intended behavior, then there is definitely a bug when trying to search for "#foo"
The results page gives a "Create page" link, but it isn't handled properly for the case where the search term starts with #.
Created attachment 5119 [details]
Appears to be fixed.