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Bug 651 - URL-escaped version of {{PAGENAME}}
URL-escaped version of {{PAGENAME}}
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2004-10-06 02:47 UTC by poccil
Modified: 2006-01-26 20:45 UTC (History)
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Description poccil 2004-10-06 02:47:56 UTC
Previously I asked for an escaped version of 
PAGENAME and came back with one that escaped spaces 
to underscores.  That's not exactly what I wanted.  
What I wanted was a variable that escaped the name 
of a page as though it were a URL.  For example:

  Page name =>  Page%20name

I would prefer that such a variable be named 


Comment 1 River Tarnell 2004-10-06 02:49:35 UTC
What is the difference between an underscore and a %20 for a URL to a wiki page?
Comment 2 poccil 2004-10-06 02:56:12 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> What is the difference between an underscore and a %20 for 
a URL to a wiki page?

The difference is manifested when one wants to use the 
variable to express a search phrase as an external link to a 
search engine.  For example, Google will not parse the name 
Page_name in the same way as it would parse Page%20name.  

Comment 3 Goplat 2004-10-06 03:13:49 UTC
Template:Google is often used with a parameter other than the page 
title, so a generalized {{urlescape:text}} would be useful.
Comment 4 poccil 2004-10-16 04:08:40 UTC
Just to check the status of this feature request.
Comment 5 Bjørn Erik Pedersen 2005-02-04 20:55:06 UTC
I support the suggestion for:

A general {{urlescape:text}}
Comment 6 Melancholie 2006-01-26 03:19:46 UTC
This is possible by typing {{PAGENAMEE}} now! Thus I 
close this bug.

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