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Bug 379 - Double decoding in URLs causes user to be directed to wrong page
Double decoding in URLs causes user to be directed to wrong page
Status: RESOLVED INVALID
Product: Wikimedia
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Normal minor with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User%3AG...
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Blocks:
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Reported: 2004-09-04 22:57 UTC by Steven Melenchuk
Modified: 2005-11-03 22:48 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


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Description Steven Melenchuk 2004-09-04 22:57:35 UTC
An attempt to access an article with "%28" or "%29" (and probably other HTML
characters) can only be done if one enters in %252528 in the URL instead of the
expected %2528; for example,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Grunt/Bug_%2528demo%2529 goes to
[[en:User:Grunt/Bug (demo)]] instead of [[en:User:Grunt/Bug %28demo%29]], but
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Grunt/Bug_%252528demo%252529 goes to the
proper article. Strangely, visiting
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/wiki.phmtl?title=User%3AGrunt%2FBug_%2528demo%2529
goes to the proper page.
Comment 1 Steven Melenchuk 2004-09-04 22:58:55 UTC
Oops; The latter URL should read
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/wiki.phmtl?title=User:Grunt/Bug_%2528demo%2529.

Comment 2 Brion Vibber 2004-09-04 23:23:11 UTC
Problem seems to be with the rewrite URLs, probably Apache is de-escaping and not re-
escaping the percent sign. Raw PATH_INFO also works correctly.
Comment 3 Brion Vibber 2005-11-03 22:48:38 UTC
Such titles are not currently legal, so not a problem. :D

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