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Bug 54 - go-search for non-existing page in a namespace returns broken new-edit URL
go-search for non-existing page in a namespace returns broken new-edit URL
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
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Assigned To: Brion Vibber
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Reported: 2004-08-15 02:00 UTC by elian
Modified: 2004-08-15 05:07 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description elian 2004-08-15 02:00:34 UTC
If you enter a a non-existing page with a namespace (Wikipedia:Foobar) in the
search box and press go, the term is resolved to "Wikipedia Foobar" and
consequently a broken edit-link is displayed.

Reproducible on wikis which present edit-links on a failed search (f.e.
english/german wikipedia, on meta this seems to be disabled)

Originally reported by Tim Pritlove on german wikipedia.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2004-08-15 04:18:30 UTC
This is caused by abuse of the processed search term for link creation.

Don't do that, it is inherently unreliable.
Comment 2 Brion Vibber 2004-08-15 04:26:42 UTC
Let's try pushing those buttons again and see if it's the right one.
Comment 3 Brion Vibber 2004-08-15 05:07:27 UTC
Fix in CVS head and for 1.3.2 and installed on live wiki.

It now shows the search term as given in the subtitle and uses it as given to generate a title to use for creating the new link.

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