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Bug 12462 - pages with interwiki prefixes cannot be passed directly to index.php
pages with interwiki prefixes cannot be passed directly to index.php
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2007-12-31 02:44 UTC by CBM
Modified: 2007-12-31 11:20 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description CBM 2007-12-31 02:44:19 UTC
Attempting to directly load a page with an interwiki prefix fails with an 'unsupported character' error, while directly loading an interlanguage page works as expected. Example:

This link works:

This link does not work:

Both titles work identically when typed into the search box; it's only when they are typed directly into the URL that the difference is noticeable.
Comment 1 CBM 2007-12-31 03:49:19 UTC
The behavior appears to come from line 152 of Wiki.php, where a test for local interwikis is used to prevent redirect loops. Also possibly related to bug 850 (thanks to Splarkla on IRC for help with this).
Comment 2 Roan Kattouw 2007-12-31 11:20:32 UTC
This behavior is intended. Interwiki prefixes defined as local in the interwiki table display the behavior you demonstrated on fr: , non-local prefixes behave like mw: does. See also the blurb on iw_local at

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