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Bug 17094 - Special:PrefixIndex ignores trailing spaces (or underscores)
Special:PrefixIndex ignores trailing spaces (or underscores)
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Special pages (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Low minor with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
http://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php...
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Depends on: 10473
Blocks:
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Reported: 2009-01-20 15:18 UTC by Innocenti Maresin
Modified: 2014-04-14 20:57 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Innocenti Maresin 2009-01-20 15:18:27 UTC
Of course, URLs like http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:PrefixIndex/A_ are quickly “normalized” to http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:PrefixIndex/A by server, although formally (and intuitively) it should mean names starting not just from the letter “A”, but only from the word “A” followed by space.

But the bug lies not in URL normalization. http://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:PrefixIndex&prefix=A_ gives the same output. Even if prefix= is passed not as last argument (so _ is not a last character in the query string), then trailing space in it is silently discarded.
Comment 1 AlexSm 2009-04-08 15:18:19 UTC
The same problem was already fixed for API in bug 15275
Comment 2 Niklas Laxström 2011-01-07 15:22:21 UTC
Same cause as in bug 10473.

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