Last modified: 2006-12-29 12:00:00 UTC

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Bug 6449 - Need to validate the database name as part of the pre-install checks
Need to validate the database name as part of the pre-install checks
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Installer (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal normal with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Rob Church
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-06-26 14:46 UTC by Hugh Prior
Modified: 2006-12-29 12:00 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Hugh Prior 2006-06-26 14:46:57 UTC
Normally during installation when an error occurs, the submitted information is redisplayed and the 
user is given a big red message saying something like "Correct the fault below and resubmit", but 
not in the instance when an invalid database name is given.

I tried to call my database "mwdb_1.6.7" but this is invalid (though "mwdb_1_6_7" is OK).  It took 
me a little while longer to figure out what was wrong and how to get back (hitting "back" in the 

I suggest that an invalid database name is treated in the same way other errors are treated: 
redisplay the submitted data, give an error message, and point to the field in error.
Comment 1 Rob Church 2006-12-29 12:00:00 UTC
Definitive error message added in r18631.

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