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Bug 5570 - Pages with maximum length titles cannot be moved or undeleted
Pages with maximum length titles cannot be moved or undeleted
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal normal with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-04-14 11:04 UTC by Chris McKenna
Modified: 2007-10-19 18:26 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Chris McKenna 2006-04-14 11:04:02 UTC
If a page has a title that is equal to the maxmimum length allowed then it
cannot be moved, and "what links here" and "related changes" cannot be checked. 

If you try to do any of these you get the Bad title error page.

It can be deleted but not undeleted, and deleted edits cannot be viewed. When
looking at the deleted page the "view or restore..." link is greyed out. The
Undelete button results in the Bad title error.

You can view the page history, printable version and permanent link without any

I have included all these in the one bug as I presume that they are all related.
Say if you would prefer them split into separate bugs.

Example article: [[Dante And Randal And Jay And Silent Bob And A Bunch Of New
Characters And Lando, Take Part In A Whole Bunch Of Movie Parodies Including But
Not Exclusive To, The Bad News Bears, The Last Starfighter, Indiana Jones And
The Temple Of Doom, Plus A High Scho]] 

Example userspace page: [[User:Thryduulf/Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, pede et
congue viverra velit placerat, amet nec mauris nullam justo ac praesent. Urna
maecenas in neque, ridiculus aliquam sodales nec turpis volutpat ullamcorper,
mauris sodales velit sit a. Aliquet id fusce. Auc]]
Comment 1 Chris McKenna 2006-04-14 11:05:52 UTC
Note the examples are both on en.wp
Comment 2 Brion Vibber 2006-04-14 23:06:09 UTC
The problem is the use of "Special:Movepage/blah" instead of 
"Special:Movepage" with a target parameter (which works just 

The extra-long title gets rejected.
Comment 3 Rob Church 2006-04-16 19:18:36 UTC
Cleaned up a few instances of using <special page>/parameter link forms in
SkinTemplate.php where it was occurring.
Comment 4 Jesse (Pathoschild) 2007-10-19 18:26:58 UTC
The problems seem to have been resolved; I've done all the above actions on a 255-character title on Meta.

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