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Bug 2707 - Empty page after login/create user account; no login possible
Empty page after login/create user account; no login possible
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
PC Windows XP
: Normal major with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-07-05 07:30 UTC by Jan Eglinger
Modified: 2010-05-15 15:48 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Jan Eglinger 2005-07-05 07:30:59 UTC
I installed MediaWiki 1.5beta1 on an Apache/1.3.29 (Unix) environment with CGI
PHP Version 4.3.10 and external MySQL 4.0.20 (not localhost).

After installation page rendering, login and user account creation worked OK.
When I wanted to restrict the page access (see bottom *),
- loading new (uncached) pages resulted in a white page containing the letters
"" before redirecting to the actual page.
- trying to login resulted in an empty page without any redirection, making it
impossible to login.

Undoing all the changes in DefaultSettings.php and LocalSettings.php did NOT fix
this problem.

I tried as well with Firefox (1.0.4) and with Internet Explorer (6.0) from

*Access restriction was done:
by commenting (#) the following lines in DefaultSettings.php :

  #$wgGroupPermissions['*'    ]['createaccount']   = true;
  #$wgGroupPermissions['*'    ]['read']            = true;
  #$wgGroupPermissions['*'    ]['edit']            = true;

and entering the following lines into LocalSettings.php :

  # Pages anonymous (not-logged-in) users may see
  $wgWhitelistRead = array ("Main Page", "Special:Userlogin", "Wikipedia:Help");
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2005-07-05 07:36:53 UTC
Make sure your text editor has not added a byte order mark to the beginning of any of the files, and delete it if there is one.
Comment 2 Ars 2007-02-06 13:14:49 UTC
I did the same with MediaWiki 1.9.0 and encountered the same problem. Problem
appears only on Internet Explorer 6.0+ (with firefox everything works fine). 
I edited files using FAR - it does not add anything extra.
Comment 3 Brion Vibber 2007-02-06 18:24:52 UTC
If you have the same problem, then you *do* have a BOM added. Remove it.

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