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Bug 428 - Allow links to pages beginning with slashes in namespaces where subpages are disabled
Allow links to pages beginning with slashes in namespaces where subpages are ...
Status: RESOLVED INVALID
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Parser (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Lowest minor with 1 vote (vote)
: ---
Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: patch
Depends on:
Blocks:
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Reported: 2004-09-09 00:25 UTC by Wil Mahan
Modified: 2005-05-22 12:38 UTC (History)
0 users

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Attachments
Patch to not strip leading slashes when subpages are disabled (521 bytes, patch)
2004-09-09 00:27 UTC, Wil Mahan
Details

Description Wil Mahan 2004-09-09 00:25:46 UTC
As described at [[Wikipedia:Naming_conventions_(technical_restrictions)]], it is
not possible to link to a page that begins with a slash. This is due to the code
that checks for subpages; even though subpages are disabled in the main
namespace of Wikipedia, leading slashes are stripped from links.

I think it is simple to fix this; when subpages are disabled in a namespace,
don't strip off leading slashes from links, rather treat links beginning with
slashes like any other link.

Workaround: use / instead of a slash character in the link. But in my
opinion, modifying the code to accept links beginning with slashes would be more
intuitive for editors.
Comment 1 Wil Mahan 2004-09-09 00:27:07 UTC
Created attachment 29 [details]
Patch to not strip leading slashes when subpages are disabled
Comment 2 Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason 2005-05-21 20:11:32 UTC
Comment on attachment 29 [details]
Patch to not strip leading slashes when subpages are disabled

Marking the attachment as obsolete since it doesn't apply to REL1_4 or HEAD.
Comment 3 Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason 2005-05-21 20:19:04 UTC
Closing the bug as INVALID, it is possible to link to these pages, if you want
to link to a page named "/asdf" from the main namespace you make a link like
[[/asdf]], if you want to link to it from any other namespace you make a link
like [[:/asdf]].

Please reopen the bug if the problem persists and provide a detailed explanation
of how to reproduce it.
Comment 4 Zigger 2005-05-22 12:38:25 UTC
See also bug 98 and bug 2088.

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