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Bug 1899 - Invalid pagename in URL gives "Fatal error" rather than failing gracefully
Invalid pagename in URL gives "Fatal error" rather than failing gracefully
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Interface (Other open bugs)
1.4.x
All All
: Low trivial (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:
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Depends on:
Blocks:
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Reported: 2005-04-15 18:28 UTC by Marc Adler
Modified: 2010-05-15 15:33 UTC (History)
0 users

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


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Description Marc Adler 2005-04-15 18:28:07 UTC
I accessed a wikipage in a special namespace. Trying to return to some kind of
index-page i removed the part after the colon an got an PHP Error:

Fatal error: Call to a member function on a non-object in
/usr/local/apache/common-local/php-1.4/index.php on line 50

I tried it with
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Media:
Comment 1 Rowan Collins [IMSoP] 2005-04-15 19:27:21 UTC
Hm. I guess the title code is trying to look up a page with no name (just a
namespace) and failing, and the display code is not checking for this condition.
Testing reveals that other invalid pages behave the same, e.g.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%2b

The line in question just needs a check like "if(!$wgTitle)", initialising some
"invalid pagename" text, which I have a feeling we already have for other purposes.
Comment 2 Brion Vibber 2005-04-15 19:49:33 UTC
Broken code in the variant handling. I've reverted the change again pending correct fixes in that code.

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