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Bug 6957 - Email confirmation links get mangled in MSIE 6 and webmail
Email confirmation links get mangled in MSIE 6 and webmail
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Email (Other open bugs)
PC Windows XP
: Normal normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: 11547 14284 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-08-09 15:04 UTC by Phil Boswell
Modified: 2009-12-21 05:32 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Phil Boswell 2006-08-09 15:04:59 UTC
I signed up to jawiki and having selected "en" and confirmed, entered my email address, 
which is at gmail.

The link I received was this one (in one line, not split):

However simply clicking on it resulted in the following:

Oddly, copying the URL and pasting it manually into the address bar worked fine.

Using IE-6.0.2900.2180 on WinXP-Pro SP2a
Comment 1 Jimmy Collins 2006-08-09 21:14:42 UTC
Should be a problem of your mail client, not MediaWiki ...
Comment 2 Brion Vibber 2006-08-12 06:24:26 UTC
Link works ok in Safari.
Comment 3 Brion Vibber 2008-05-28 01:02:14 UTC
*** Bug 14284 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Brion Vibber 2008-05-28 01:03:09 UTC
I can confirm this with, Gmail, and IE 6.0 on XP SP 2.

Switching the links to a hardcoded 'Special:Confirmemail' instead of the localized namespace/page name should both make the URLs shorter and avoid this mystery click problem...
Comment 5 Kyungjoon Lee 2008-05-28 03:42:41 UTC
Reported to Google. (I don't have a ticket number or anything, though.)
Comment 6 Kyungjoon Lee 2008-05-28 03:46:46 UTC
Gmail worked fine on 20080312. Earliest report of malfunction was on 20080523, AFAIK.
Comment 7 Kyungjoon Lee 2008-05-28 03:53:33 UTC
Um, no. Please ignore my comment about 20080312, because I had used Firefox, not MSIE.
Comment 8 Brion Vibber 2008-05-28 18:35:02 UTC
Worked around in r35505 by hardcoding the canonical English special namespace/page name in the link. This is shorter, avoids messy URL-encoding, and doesn't have any encoding issues.

URLs are still over 80 chars for Wikipedia domains, though. :(

(Note that the encoded links seemed fine in MSIE 7; this particular problem was limited to 6.)
Comment 9 Alex Z. 2009-12-21 05:32:21 UTC
*** Bug 11547 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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