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Bug 7253 - Feature request: Treat   as normal space in [[...]]
Feature request: Treat   as normal space in [[...]]
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Parser (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-09-07 11:28 UTC by Per Starbäck
Modified: 2013-05-10 15:49 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Per Starbäck 2006-09-07 11:28:21 UTC
Non breakable spaces are nice to get better formatted articles.

I suggest non breakable spaces should be treated as normal spaces inside [[...]]
so that I could write things like [[World War I]] and get a link to "World
War I" instead of having to write [[World War I|World War I]] to get that

It's nice to avoid a linebreak in that position, even though it's perhaps not a
very grave error. In other languages there are worse instances. When searching
for earlier suggestions about this I found one (that I will now remove) at
that in particular mentioned space before interpunction in a French example such as
[[Quelle utilisation pour ?|Quelle utilisation pour;?]].
Comment 1 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2006-09-07 21:19:47 UTC
What happens for page names that actually have a literal non-breaking space in
them?  They would become inaccessible (note bug 6790)?  Requiring literal nbsps
(which generally look identical to normal spaces) somewhere, or indeed arguably
treating them different from &nbsp; in the first place, is probably a bad idea.
Comment 2 Brion Vibber 2006-09-08 09:12:47 UTC
Non-breaking space _shouldn't_ actually be allowed in titles, since it can't be
typed or saved in article text generally. Any such title is inherently broken,
and can be cleaned up by script after the fix.
Comment 3 db [inactive,noenotif] 2010-12-03 20:16:51 UTC
Works now, but I do not know since which revision for reference.

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