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Bug 9007 - & in expressions cuts adress bar link off
& in expressions cuts adress bar link off
Status: RESOLVED WORKSFORME
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
WikiLexicalData/OmegaWiki (Other open bugs)
unspecified
PC Windows XP
: Normal minor (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
http://www.omegawiki.org/DefinedMeani...
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Depends on:
Blocks:
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Reported: 2007-02-17 01:47 UTC by Martin Killmann
Modified: 2011-03-04 13:33 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Martin Killmann 2007-02-17 01:47:54 UTC
The bug appeared while creating
http://www.omegawiki.org/DefinedMeaning:Dungeons_and_Dragons_%28450997%29

If you click on the syntranses that contain & (ampersand), the expression is cut
off before the ampersand in the adress bar. The software needs to wrap around
the & to display the correct link.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2007-02-18 20:42:18 UTC
The problem here is probably the rewrite rules; it looks like the site is
rewriting URLs to a form like index.php?title=$1 ... this will break the
parameter when a %26 occurs because Apache forces it to be de-escaped to & for
reasons not known to mortal man.

As a hackaround on the broken rewrite scheme, you could use the patch for Apache
1.3.x we provide which adds a rewrite function to re-escape the & in the title.

See http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Using_a_very_short_URL#Patching_Apache

A cleaner method with an Alias may be preferable, depending on configuration.
Comment 2 Kipmaster 2011-03-04 13:33:57 UTC
Seems to work as expected now.

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