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Bug 5735 - Whitespace links
Whitespace links
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 3696
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Special pages (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-04-27 19:48 UTC by lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט
Modified: 2006-04-27 20:28 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---

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2006-04-27 20:28 UTC, lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט

Description lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2006-04-27 19:48:17 UTC

The url lists many redirects from titles which render as whitespace.

In order to access these pages users must look at the source code of the pages,
copy relevant parts from the urls and build the right url manualy.

A workaround would be to append an underscore as <a ...>foo_</a>. This would
break actual behaviour but might be helpfull to fight vandalism.

a) Any printable character could be used either as heading or trailing character
to make those links visible. One should prefer characters with neutral
b) "space" is not suitable because of Tidy; see
c) If such a "feature" would be introduced all / most special pages are / would
be affected.

I am not shure if a Java utility installed via users /monobook.js would help.

best regards reinhardt [[user:gangleri]]
Comment 1 Anders Wegge Jakobsen 2006-04-27 19:58:42 UTC
Could you please point out an example of a redirect that renders as whitespace?
I've been through the whole list, without seeing such a specimen. I think it's
an issue with your browser.
Comment 2 Brion Vibber 2006-04-27 20:08:14 UTC
This bug is irrelevant; any such title is invalid and should be blocked by fixes to the title validation.
Comment 3 Brion Vibber 2006-04-27 20:09:24 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 3696 ***
Comment 5 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2006-04-27 20:28:50 UTC
Created attachment 1616 [details]
screenshot for bugzilla 05735 using Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; de; rv: Gecko/20060308 Firefox/

as discussed on IRC with Wegge

Titles as &nbsp; Zero width space etc would render the same (without generating
clickable links).

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