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Bug 6014 - Using English namespace names shouldn't cause HTTP redirect only
Using English namespace names shouldn't cause HTTP redirect only
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Redirects (Other open bugs)
PC Windows XP
: Lowest normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-05-18 14:42 UTC by Marco
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:05 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Marco 2006-05-18 14:42:30 UTC
When I call the URL "", I recieve
an HTTP 301 Moved Permanently with "Location:". This is bad for bots as they
have to know the local namespace names and so need a special engine parsing the
HTTP redirs. A workaround would be to simply echo the page under the HTTP
redirect so that a normal browser forwards, but a bot can see the image (or
other namespace).
Comment 1 Daniel Kinzler 2006-05-18 15:51:43 UTC
Uh, whatever HTTP client lib you are using should be able to cope with
redirects, either implicitely or on demand. Whatever "special engine" are you
talking about? Outputting the full page in adition to the redirect would cause
server load that is useles for 99.9% of all requests. Depending on the client
used, it may also load that even if following the redirect, wasting bandwidth on
both ends.

In short: when you use HTTP, make sure you support the HTTP standard.
Comment 2 Marco 2006-05-18 16:50:39 UTC
Maybe self-written libraries?
Comment 3 Rob Church 2006-05-18 16:52:16 UTC
Then fix them. As comment 1 points out, it's madness for us to do this.
Comment 4 Platonides 2006-05-18 20:44:41 UTC
Add to your bot the ability of, on getting a Location: header, resend the latest
code to the new url.

You can get all the namespace names on Special:Export.

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