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Bug 5100 - Old links that escape spaces as + do not work
Old links that escape spaces as + do not work
Product: Wikimedia
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest minor (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2006-02-26 06:26 UTC by Matthew Flaschen
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:06 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Matthew Flaschen 2006-02-26 06:26:28 UTC
Old links like "" , which escape spaces
with + do not work.  They are redirected to, which brings up a 404.  They should go
to .
Comment 1 Tim Starling 2006-02-26 07:53:10 UTC
The fact that links like one above used to work was a bug. According to the specs, + 
should be converted to space in query strings, but not in paths. This non-compliant 
behaviour has now been fixed. Since we have now configured apache to stop irreversibly 
mangling plus signs, we can now use them in titles. This was a much-requested feature.

Any links to old URLs should be changed, or in extreme cases, redirect pages can be 
Comment 2 Matthew Flaschen 2006-02-26 07:57:24 UTC
I can't change them.  I just saw some on, the partial encyclopedia
mirror than no one can edit.  I'm not asking that regular
links accept plusses.  However, it was accepted practice for
links.  Wikipedia itself formatted the links like that; see
.  I'm just asking for backwards compatibility.
Comment 3 Rob Church 2006-02-26 15:26:44 UTC
Different software, no longer messes up links.

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