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Bug 66477 - [[Special:Random/Canonical]] appears broken
[[Special:Random/Canonical]] appears broken
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
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: Normal normal with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: code-update-regression
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Blocks: Wikisource
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Reported: 2014-06-11 14:09 UTC by billinghurst
Modified: 2014-08-07 04:02 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description billinghurst 2014-06-11 14:09:01 UTC
There used to be the ability to have [[Special:Random]] select a page from a specific namespace utilising the canonical name, eg. [[s:en:Special:Random/Author]]
It now just picks a random page.

This seems to have broken in some recent release, date unknown.

[[Help:Random page]] gives help; [[Manual:Random_page]] gives instruction, and the php links point to some svn code so if someone can point me to the right pages in the gerrit, I will update that link.
Comment 1 billinghurst 2014-06-11 14:13:14 UTC
[[mw:Help:Random page]] [[mw:Manual:Random_page]]
Comment 2 Alessandro Brollo 2014-06-11 21:12:48 UTC
More or less at the same time, navigation menus into the sidebar are no more collapsible. Is there any possible relationship between these two bugs?
Comment 3 billinghurst 2014-06-12 06:08:48 UTC
That would seem less than likely to, the underlying api still works, the url works though broken, so  it would seem related to something simple broken between parameters in the php presentation script and the core.
Comment 4 billinghurst 2014-06-17 04:23:11 UTC
Someone suggested that this may be aligned with the recent jquery update and maybe something with the migration aspects being turned off. Possible?  [Adding Krinkle as he seems to know this stuff]
Comment 5 George Orwell III 2014-07-30 08:52:49 UTC
It turned out to be the recent CirrusSearch related changes & not the jQuery/shim thing. See bug 65366 and bug 66643 (among others?).

I just tried a dozen or so inquiries using both Special:Root and the RandomRootpage extension on en.WS and both behave as expected now.

My vote; FIXED.

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