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Bug 116 - Pages beginning with slash sometimes allowed
Pages beginning with slash sometimes allowed
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 98
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2004-08-16 06:03 UTC by Timwi
Modified: 2004-08-21 23:33 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Timwi 2004-08-16 06:03:27 UTC
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
normal links:

Renamed bug report to reflect the root problem.
Date: 2004-08-16 08:01
Sender: SF user timwi

This bug has been migrated to MediaZilla:
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Comment 1 Rowan Collins [IMSoP] 2004-08-16 23:13:31 UTC
This bug was copied from SourceForge twice.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 98 ***

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