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Bug 9551 - backslash "\" in page title doesn't work with "short URL" method
 Summary: backslash "\" in page title doesn't work with "short URL" method
 Status: Product: NEW MediaWiki Unclassified Component: General/Unknown (Other open bugs) 1.9.x PC Windows Server 2003 Low normal (vote) --- Nobody - You can work on this! Show dependency tree / graph

 Reported: 2007-04-10 18:03 UTC by Dan Barrett 2011-04-14 15:13 UTC (History) 0 users --- --- ---

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 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. 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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