Last modified: 2007-03-08 22:15:22 UTC

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Bug 9223 - Disallow ~~~ in page title (or username)
Disallow ~~~ in page title (or username)
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal minor (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2007-03-08 03:30 UTC by Silas Snider ([[en:User:Simonfairfax]])
Modified: 2007-03-08 22:15 UTC (History)
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Description Silas Snider ([[en:User:Simonfairfax]]) 2007-03-08 03:30:30 UTC
When ~~~ is a username, null edits will cause recursive expansion of signatures.
Comment 1 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2007-03-08 03:32:54 UTC
More than two consecutive tildes should be banned in page titles altogether.  There will be 
obvious brokenness if that's allowed.
Comment 2 Thomas "Tango" Dalton 2007-03-08 19:04:36 UTC
An alternative would be to not expand ~~~ if it appears in a [[link]].
Comment 3 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2007-03-08 19:48:11 UTC
Still pretty fishy.  Consider trying to refer to such a user precisely, you want to type out the 
link every time?
Comment 4 Brion Vibber 2007-03-08 22:15:22 UTC
Fixed in r20274; be sure to run the batch validity checks after the update goes
live to weed out remaining bogus entries.

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