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Bug 5338 - Heading colons and red / blue links - selfreference detection
Heading colons and red / blue links - selfreference detection
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Parser (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Normal major (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
http://www.anubite.co.uk/mediawiki/he...
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Depends on:
Blocks:
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Reported: 2006-03-24 01:53 UTC by lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט
Modified: 2006-04-30 08:42 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


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Description lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2006-03-24 01:53:56 UTC
Hallo!

Sorry for this!

[[:::{{FULLPAGENAME}}]] is still "selfrefering". However that link is shown as red.

In general: (today) [[:::foo]] is always shown red.

best regards reinhardt [[user:gangleri]]
Comment 1 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2006-04-25 21:10:56 UTC
changed the url to a mirror

BTW:
[[::::::foo]]
generates a link
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=::::foo&action=edit
with a header
"Editing :::foo"
This is how it works. No complaints. No comments.
Comment 2 David Benbennick 2006-04-30 00:14:52 UTC
Another note, if you try to save in

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=::CueCat&action=edit

you get an edit conflict.
Comment 3 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2006-04-30 00:25:51 UTC
This link is not "stable":

Please go to
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=:::::::::CueCat&action=edit
and make more previews (with an empty content or whatever)

The *title* gets "shorter" and "shorter" ... and ends up at
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=CueCat .
Comment 4 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2006-04-30 00:41:08 UTC
(In reply to comment #3)

I edited
http://test.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=:::::::::CueCat&action=edit
inserted
http://test.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=:::::::::CueCat&action=edit
and saved (without any preview).

The result was http://test.wikipedia.org/wiki/CueCat a title which does not
exist / is empty.

Please see
http://test.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=:::::::CueCat&curid=1860&action=history
and a shorter
http://test.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=::::::CueCat&curid=1861&action=history

These links show pages where the tab "article" is wrong.

At
http://test.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=::::::CueCat&curid=1861&action=history
the "edit" links shows an empty page.
Comment 5 David Benbennick 2006-04-30 03:59:42 UTC
Now this is really weird.  After the above note, I tried the following edit link
(with 3 colons, instead of 2):

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=:::CueCat&action=edit

It worked, and I actually managed to create a page.  See

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=::CueCat&action=history

The page is listed as a redirect in

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Whatlinkshere&target=CueCat

Things are very bolloxed.  Obviously the database is perfectly happy to store a
page starting with :, but the user interface gets deeply confused.
Comment 6 David Benbennick 2006-04-30 04:52:54 UTC
So I moved [[CueCat]] to [[:CueCat]], by using ::CueCat as the destination in
Special:Movepage.  It worked.  But the result was that the page was lost (at
least, it was hard to find), and the admin move revert link _didn't work_!  I
eventually managed to move the page back to CueCat, but it wasn't easy.

If I were Willy on Wheels, I'd be wetting the bed right now in glee.  Imagine
the havoc he could cause by exploiting this flaw.  Therefore, I'm pushing the
severity of this bug up to "major".
Comment 7 Brion Vibber 2006-04-30 05:09:16 UTC
Such titles rejected as of r13960.
Comment 8 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2006-04-30 08:42:28 UTC
Thanks Brion!

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