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Bug 9250 - You cannot upload files with names of < 3 characters
You cannot upload files with names of < 3 characters
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Uploading (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal normal with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2007-03-11 07:53 UTC by Robert Leverington
Modified: 2007-06-24 22:34 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Robert Leverington 2007-03-11 07:53:02 UTC
It is not possible to upload files with less than three characters (excluding
the file extension and Image: prefix). It would be quite useful to be able to do
this as there are a lot of purposes it could serve. Indeed there are many words
which are two (or even one) letter long and sometimes letters and numbers are
uploaded, in which case a single letter filename would be appropriate. I would
have tagged it with easy, but it might not be ;)
Comment 1 Robert Leverington 2007-03-11 08:03:56 UTC
see [[bug:9251]] also.
Comment 2 Rob Church 2007-03-26 23:35:06 UTC
Seems to be an explicit limit; no rationale given in comments, but I guess it
was a measure to cut down on drive-by uploading of files with crappy or useless
Comment 3 Robert Leverington 2007-06-24 12:14:19 UTC
I can understand that reasoning, but for closed-editing wikis it would be useful to at least be able to set this in LocalSettings.php - please reconsider.
Comment 4 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2007-06-24 22:34:41 UTC
This kind of restriction is not appropriate on the software level.  Inappropriate images should be renamed, and names that are unwanted a priori in a particular wiki can be protected to avoid uploads to those names.

Fixed in r23339.

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