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Bug 8312 - Mediawiki should strip LRM/RLM (and perhaps others) from page titles
Mediawiki should strip LRM/RLM (and perhaps others) from page titles
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 3696
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
PC Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-12-18 22:49 UTC by Cesar Eduardo Barros
Modified: 2006-12-18 23:22 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Cesar Eduardo Barros 2006-12-18 22:49:19 UTC
Sometimes, when copying and pasting page titles from the interface (it's been
reported on [[WP:VPT]] that it happens when copying a page title from your
watchlist), a page title gets an extra LRM at the beginning or the end. This
causes pages or links to pages to be created with titles starting or ending with
an invisible unprintable character, which is confusing (causing, for instance,
unexpected redlinks or duplicate articles).

To avoid it, that character should be disallowed on page titles, together with
similar ones; also, to reduce newbie confusion, instead of throwing an error
message when these characters are found on a page title, they should be silently
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2006-12-18 23:22:39 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 3696 ***

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