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Bug 21102 - Don't propose to create a page under a title with prefix:, intitle:, incategory: or other search operators
Don't propose to create a page under a title with prefix:, intitle:, incatego...
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Search (Other open bugs)
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: Low enhancement with 2 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: 21137 21467 29989 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2009-10-12 00:12 UTC by Cenarium
Modified: 2014-03-09 18:05 UTC (History)
12 users (show)

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Description Cenarium 2009-10-12 00:12:32 UTC
When the search uses parameters prefix:, intitle: or +incategory:, it should not propose to create the page. See link, new users have been confused by this when searching archives and created pages like <something> prefix:Talk:Main Page . It seems unlikely that pages containing any of those strings need to be created.
Comment 1 Chad H. 2009-10-13 13:22:44 UTC
These are legitimate page title names, no need for the software to block them.

If a local wiki doesn't want them, an AbuseFilter or entry to the page title blacklist are more appropriate. Marking WONTFIX.
Comment 2 Brion Vibber 2009-10-14 19:05:49 UTC
Where they're syntactical elements of a search query they really should be excluded from the search suggestion.
Comment 3 Brion Vibber 2009-10-14 19:06:03 UTC
*** Bug 21137 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Robert Stojnic 2009-11-23 13:48:22 UTC
*** Bug 21467 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 spage 2013-06-17 19:52:03 UTC
This also happens with the ~ and - prefixes, and the * suffix.
Comment 6 Nemo 2013-12-05 16:46:56 UTC
MediaWiki:Searchmenu-new is also a bit ugly: '''Create the page "[[:$1]]" on this wiki!''' I understand the bold, but the exclamation mark? While at it, if this bug is fixed the message can be made a bit more encouraging, like «'''You can create the page "[[:$1]]" on this wiki.'''» (such a wording would currently make the effects of this bug worse); the bug 27311 could make the link more helpful and always valid whatever the permissions/processes on the wiki.
Comment 7 PartTimeGnome 2013-12-12 22:34:55 UTC
As mentioned on bug 29989, this is also the case with double quotes used in search phrases.
Comment 8 Helder 2013-12-13 00:03:51 UTC
*** Bug 29989 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 9 Chad H. 2014-02-17 05:07:36 UTC
We actually did this with Cirrus. If other backends support fancy syntax and want to do the same, they can too by returning true in SearchResultSet::searchContainedSyntax() implementations.

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