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Bug 9551 - backslash "\" in page title doesn't work with "short URL" method
backslash "\" in page title doesn't work with "short URL" method
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
1.9.x
PC Windows Server 2003
: Low normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2007-04-10 18:03 UTC by Dan Barrett
Modified: 2011-04-14 15:13 UTC (History)
0 users

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


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Description Dan Barrett 2007-04-10 18:03:02 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
http://server/wiki/index.php?title=Foo%5Cbar&action=edit
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.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2007-04-24 13:50:55 UTC
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.

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