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Bug 9780 - Leading spaces after pagemoves
Leading spaces after pagemoves
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Normal normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedi...
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Reported: 2007-05-04 00:14 UTC by Alex Z
Modified: 2007-05-04 14:31 UTC (History)
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Description Alex Z 2007-05-04 00:14:51 UTC
It appears that if a page is moved to a title with a leading space, the space 
is not removed, essentially creating an unreachable article, as any standard 
link to it will redirect to the title without the space. This can cause 
problems with categorization, as it will categorize articles that don't seem to 
belong in the category at the very top, as they are sorted by the space, 
instead of the first letter, the link on the category page will still redirect 
to the non-space version. For example [http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?
title=:_Institute_of_Management%2C_Nirma_University%2C_Ahmedabad&action=edit] 
is categorized into 
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikify_from_November_2006], creating a 
bluelink in the category that links to a deleted page.
Comment 1 Rob Church 2007-05-04 00:19:53 UTC
Please describe how a page is being moved to a title with a leading space; these
seem to be removed correctly in current trunk.
Comment 2 Alex Z 2007-05-04 00:34:04 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> Please describe how a page is being moved to a title with a leading space; 
theseseem to be removed correctly in current trunk.

According to the page history for the one I found 
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=:_Institute_of_Management%
2C_Nirma_University%2C_Ahmedabad&action=history , the page was moved on April 
27, 2007. It may have been fixed since then. I can't seem to replicate it. It 
doesn't seem to still do it with page moves. Pages with leading spaces can 
still be created though, though not easily. See for example 
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=:_Main_Page&action=edit
Comment 3 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2007-05-04 02:18:04 UTC
Try saving from that link, it figures it out when you do that and redirects you
to the main page.  (It should figure it out before, though.)
Comment 4 Brion Vibber 2007-05-04 14:31:19 UTC
There was a bug in normalization with initial colon.

Fixed in r21853 on trunk, r21854 in REL1_10.

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