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Bug 5134 - Disallow lowercase-initial titles in User and User_talk namespaces regardles of the $wgCapitalLinks setting
Disallow lowercase-initial titles in User and User_talk namespaces regardles ...
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 3904
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Database (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal normal with 2 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on: 13750
Blocks: 3950 12499
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Reported: 2006-02-28 20:58 UTC by lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט
Modified: 2008-08-11 11:17 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2006-02-28 20:58:14 UTC

Sorry if this is a duplicate. As far as I remember this topic has beed addressed
'somewhere' here.

In bug 1574 comment 2
Bug 1574: Account cannot be created with initial lower case letter
Brions explains why the first letter of an account is always capitalized
(regardles of the setting of $wgCapitalLinks).

However for account 'Foo' both pages 'user:Foo' *and* 'user:foo' (and all talk
pages and subpages) can exist side by side when $wgCapitalLinks=false; . This is
quite confusing and many errors can result out of this.

The change
was generating a "You have a new message" for account [[wikt:yi:user:Gangleri]]
with the "diff" link
which is irelevant for that change.

1) Disalow lowercase pagenames in the user and user talk namespace if
$wgCapitalLinks=false; This request handles also subpages.
2) *If* possible: Please move all affected pages with a script before aplaying
the change; please do not overwrite existing pages but use the same mechanism
used when changing namespaces (and both pages
'<translated_project_namespace>:foo' and 'project:foo' exists). Thanks in advance!

best regards reinhardt [[user:gangleri]]
Comment 1 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2006-03-11 12:51:04 UTC
Bug 5230: Lower case account topics
is about "existing" inconsistencies related to bug 1574:
a) [[wikt:fr:special:Listusers/sysop]] lists "moyogo (sysop)"
b) [[wikt:fr:special:Contributions/moyogo]]
Such accounts starting with initial lower case letters still exists in Wikimedia
Foundation projects.
Comment 2 stux 2007-09-29 18:20:04 UTC
*** Bug 5230 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Daniel Friesen 2008-04-16 00:30:19 UTC
Tracking this with the title rewrite bug. See my comment on bug 13750 which notes how case insensitivity can be accomplished with the system being worked on.
Comment 4 Brion Vibber 2008-04-16 19:03:13 UTC
Dropping this from title rewrite; unnecessary.
Comment 5 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2008-08-11 11:17:58 UTC
(In reply to comment #0)
> Hallo!
> Sorry if this is a duplicate. As far as I remember this topic has beed addressed
> 'somewhere' here.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 3904 ***

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