Last modified: 2007-05-21 16:45:52 UTC
BUG MIGRATED FROM SOURCEFORGE
Originally submitted by Nobody/Anonymous - nobody 2004-06-22 17:04
For redirect pages that go to a page title that begins
with a '/', when the redirect page is viewed with
&redirect=no, the '/' is not shown in the link and
these redirects are seen as broken by
An example of this is:
which displays a link to [[Gwi language]] (which does
not exist) instead of [[/Gwi language]]. The redirects
works if &redirect=yes
------------------------- Additional comments ------------------------
Date: 2004-06-22 19:17
Sender: SF user imsop
Actually, the problem is wider than you think: no link can
point at a page beginning with "/". The reason is that in a
namespace where subpages are legal (e.g.
[[Wikipedia:Sandbox]]) it will be treated as a subpage link
(e.g. to [[Wikipedia:Sandbox/Gwi language]]). In Wikipedia's
article namespace, subpages are disabled, so the software
removes the slash as being erroneous.
The bug is that you were able to create a page with such a
title in the first place. (And that the redirect *does*
work, even though the links don't; a consequence of the
rather ad hoc parser, I suspect).
Workaround: move the pages so they don't begin with slashes
- awkward, I know but they won't be the only ones - see
This bug should stay open until someone blocks such pages
from being created accidentally.
Date: 2004-06-28 04:46
Sender: SF user vibber
This page title should not work under the current schema.
That is does is erroneous, as it can't be reached through
Renamed bug report to reflect the root problem.
*** Bug 116 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Hi, my patch at bug 428 should allow articles beginning with slash to be linked
normally, although it only applies when subpages are disabled.
See also bug 2088.
Created attachment 2582 [details]
Tested patch that makes any title with / as the first character invalid
Applied in r17454.
Reverted on 17456 by Simetrical, because several pages with this name are
Don't we have a script to clean up dud titles and rename the pages?
Probably, so if anyone would care to run it . . .
Why not fix the linking code, instead of disabling initial slashes? In cases
where there is a conflict with subpage syntax, you can just specify the
namespace, e.g. [[User:/Foo]] or [[:/Foo]].
The linking code appears to work fine at present, although if you're in a
namespace with subpages it requires the leading colon. Should either be FIXED
*** Bug 8046 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
can't reproduce the original behaviour here, presumably it's been fixed at some point.