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Bug 1545 - Redirects to Google caches work
Redirects to Google caches work
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Redirects (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal major (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-02-16 16:41 UTC by Dan Smith
Modified: 2010-05-15 15:33 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Dan Smith 2005-02-16 16:41:08 UTC
It's possible to redirect to a google cache:


and, of course, to goatse and  whatnot, thus this feature (intentional or
otherwise) is a magnet for vandalism.
Comment 1 Rowan Collins [IMSoP] 2005-02-16 17:00:48 UTC
The real bug here is that redirects to "external" interwikis should not be
possible - such interwikis are just shorthand for URLs, and since you can't
redirect to URLs, why should interwikis be any difference. In contrast,
"internal" interwiki links - e.g. between the Wikimedia prjoects, such as from
Wikipedia to Wiktionary - should be made so that they "know" where they've been
redirected from (if it's an internal interwiki, we know the target's a MediaWiki
install). See also bug 850 and bug 999.

As a workaround, perhaps the "Cache:" prefix should be taken out of the
interwiki map, and in general the list of prefixes be reviewed taking the
ability to redirect into consideration.
Comment 2 Brion Vibber 2005-02-27 06:02:13 UTC
Since a while back, only internal interwikis may be redirected to.

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