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Bug 13572 - Special:Log search should be case-insensitive
Special:Log search should be case-insensitive
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Page protection (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low enhancement with 3 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2008-03-31 21:12 UTC by mnh
Modified: 2011-11-22 01:04 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description mnh 2008-03-31 21:12:27 UTC
Basic synopsis: protection is case insensitive, log and unprotecting are not. The idea is sound, but may lead to admins having absolutely no clue what caused the block for a specific variant in the first place and thus whether unprotecting is actually a good idea.

How to reproduce: create-protect any page (say [[User:You/Test]]) and switch case for some letter in between, for example [[User:You/TeSt]]. Try to discover the log entry. Imagine a longer page name and some unknown Joe Random User asking you to unprotect it.

Solution: always attach the log entry to the all-lowercase variant. While this may lead to problems if this variant is eventually unprotected, this can hardly be avoided while preserving the present -- albeit somewhat laborious -- possibility to not protect a single variant. Unless you're willing to build O(2^{page name length}) log entries, that is.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2008-04-01 22:23:11 UTC
Changing summary to clarify.

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