Last modified: 2011-04-14 15:13:03 UTC
It's possible to create a wiki page with a "\" character in the title, so that
the page cannot be accessed by the "short URL" method from
http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Short_URL#Alias_directive, where Apache
rewrites URLs as http://server/wiki/title_here.
1. In the search box, enter foo\bar and click Go.
2. You are offered to create the page foo\bar. Click the edit link and go to
3. Edit and click Save.
4. You are taken to the page http://server/wiki/Foo%5Cbar, which produces a 404
error. However, the page has been saved in the "page" table in the database.
5. The page is accessible as http://server/w/index.php?title=Foo%5Cbar.
May be an Apache 2.x-specific issue, as with the double-forward-slash problem.
No such problem on Wikipedia, where we're using 1.3.x.