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Bug 8245 - Search bar 'go' button capitalization issue for uncreated pages
Search bar 'go' button capitalization issue for uncreated pages
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Search (Other open bugs)
PC Windows XP
: Lowest trivial (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
Blocks: 3950
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Reported: 2006-12-13 01:07 UTC by zakarash2001
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:05 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description zakarash2001 2006-12-13 01:07:28 UTC
If there are two users, let's say User:ABC and User:abc in a Wiki, but User:ABC
has a userpage but User:abc does not, if you type user:abc into the search bar
and hit go, you always end up at user:ABC's page. The only way to access
user:abc's page would be to manually click on a link to it from inside the wiki
or in the preview window of the edit bar, for example clicking on a link
Comment 1 Rob Church 2006-12-13 08:11:19 UTC
Usernames cannot start with a lowercase character, so this shouldn't be an issue.
Comment 2 Brion Vibber 2006-12-13 09:38:51 UTC
Try ABC and Abc. This _should_ hit 'Abc' before 'ABC' if you type 'abc'. Can
confirm or no?
Comment 3 Chad H. 2007-07-20 23:52:53 UTC
I just tried it, and it searching User:ABC/Abc both show up at User:ABC. The "Go" button was case-sensitive as far as I know. However, I'd think this is a good thing as it would be more likely to get you to the page you want, and aren't thrown because of capitalization issues. Recommend WONTFIX.
Comment 4 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2007-07-22 02:48:54 UTC
Note that no new user registrations can occur with such similar names if you're using AntiSpoof.  Also, such similar usernames (differing only in case) must be prohibited in the core software if bug 453 is to be fixed.  So this issue is ultimately going to fix itself at some point anyway.  Not sure there's any reason to bother making a special exemption for user pages here (or category pages, which share the same problem).
Comment 5 Brion Vibber 2008-03-18 23:35:48 UTC
Based on above notes, WONTFIXing this for now.

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