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Bug 34 - Umlauts and click-to-edit
Umlauts and click-to-edit
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest normal with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2004-08-14 06:44 UTC by Timwi
Modified: 2005-04-21 09:58 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Timwi 2004-08-14 06:44:39 UTC
Originally submitted by SWAdair (swadair)  2004-07-21 10:59

I noticed a problem (English Wikipedia) with a click-to-
edit link where the article name contained an umlaut.  I 
tested it in the sandbox to verify the problem could be 
duplicated.  It was.

For the article [[Münster]], the click-to-edit link 
title=Münster&action=edit Münster] creates a broken 
link.  I discovered this while working on a Topbanana list 
that generated click-to-edit links.

------------------------- Additional comments ------------------------
Date: 2004-07-29 04:36
Sender: SF user vibber

This could be fixed by removing the referrer check on the URL
converter. Currently it checks for URL transcoding only when
the request
is coming from outside the wiki, on the assumption that internal
should be consistent.

Removing the check might cause a problem when trying to clean
corrupt titles (miscoded UTF-8 on a Latin-1 wiki or vice versa),
which is
why the check was put in in the first place.

Another possibility would be to encode the URL in the local raw
instead of UTF-8; I'm not sure whether that's a good idea in

As a workaround, use hex codes for the raw bytes in the URL:
%fc for ü.

(Lowering priority since there's a workaround.)
Comment 1 Rowan Collins [IMSoP] 2004-09-01 16:06:50 UTC
Perhaps a nicer solution would be to introduce a simple internal syntax for
creating click-to-edit links - something along the lines of [[Münster@Edit]]
('@' currently being illegal in page-names). That way, the parser could deal
with the encoding issues in the same way as when you type [[Münster]] without
fear of doing strange things to spelt out URLs.

It would certainly be a handy short-cut, too, and it could even be formatted
differently (either the same as a broken link, or with a unique formatting, I'm
not sure). 

Note that this wouldn't actually conflict with bug 268, which suggests
Comment 2 Brion Vibber 2005-04-21 09:58:19 UTC
Resolving as WORKSFORME, since this seems to work just fine now.

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