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Bug 5601 - Tags for MediaWiki messages when $wgCapitalLinks = false
Tags for MediaWiki messages when $wgCapitalLinks = false
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Parser (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal trivial with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on: 13750
Blocks: 3950
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Reported: 2006-04-16 13:37 UTC by lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט
Modified: 2010-11-09 21:59 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2006-04-16 13:37:40 UTC

It seems to my that behaviour has changed regarding pages from some namespaces.

Please log in at [[wikt:special:Login]] and add
[[wikt:MediaWiki:AllmessagesnotsupportedDB]] (with upper case "A") to your

Now click on
where a lower case "a" is used.

You will see the same text but a *red* message tab and also "watch".

*more general request*
Personaly I thing that it does not make sense to differentiate between pages
with upper and lower case letters in the following namespaces:

Special see bug 5132
User see bug 5134

I thing that differentiating creates more confusion then benefits.

best regards reinhardt [[user:gangleri]]
Comment 1 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2006-04-16 13:50:41 UTC
Addendum to comment #0:
> *more general request*

At the moment you can have two entries in your 'special:Watchlist/edit'. Onece
there is no distinction these entries should be "merged".
Comment 2 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2006-05-14 03:04:26 UTC
There is another inconsistency regarding the MediaWiki messages:

See [[wikt:is:MediaWiki_talk:Signupend]]

[[MediaWiki:signupend]] is *not* equivalent to [[MediaWiki:Signupend]]

{{int:signupend}} *is* equivalent to {{int:Signupend}}

{{msgnw:MediaWiki:signupend}} is *not* equivalent to {{msgnw:MediaWiki:Signupend}}

{{subst:MediaWiki:signupend}} is *not* equivalent to {{subst:MediaWiki:Signupend}}

This does not seem very consistent.

Lower case usage of {{int:foo}} is used more times at

What would happen if both [[wikt:yi:MediaWiki:foo]] and
[[wikt:yi:MediaWiki:Foo]] would exist?

See [[wikt:yi:MediaWiki_talk:Signupend]]. There {{int:foo}} would disregard the
lower case [[MediaWiki:foo]] and use the upper case [[MediaWiki:Foo]].

Please consider deactication of "lower case" titles in some namespaces as
described at comment 1: {{ns:Media}}, {{ns:Special}}, {{ns:User}}, {{ns:Image}},

REOPENing this bug. Please do not hezitate to change the summary in order to
reflect the "confusion" / "problems" when lower case titles are used in some

Best regards reinhardt [[user:gangleri]]
Comment 3 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2006-05-14 03:06:41 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)

MediaZilla links to the refered pages:
> [[wikt:is:MediaWiki:signupend]] is *not* equivalent to

> See [[wikt:yi:MediaWiki_talk:Signupend]]. There {{int:foo}} would disregard the
> lower case [[wikt:yi:MediaWiki:foo]] and use the upper case
Comment 4 Alexandre Emsenhuber [IAlex] 2010-11-09 21:59:20 UTC
Marking as FIXED since the MediaWiki namespace no longer has first letter in lowercase as of r57558.

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