[Mediawiki-l] Any update on URL case-sensitivity?

Matt England mengland at mengland.net
Tue Mar 28 14:45:47 UTC 2006

Any update on URL case-sensitivity?

For what it's worth:  Is it simple to make LocalSettings variable that says 
something along the lines of:

    CaseInsensitiveURLs = disabled # default

If "enabled," it makes someone typing in the URL from some other reference 
make sure they always hit the wiki page regardless of case...and the 
URL-to-page-title-page-matching mechanisms essentially uses what is 
available in the "Go" field right now wrt case-insensitive page discovery.

(I currently co-admin a MW 1.4.0 server...and yes I know we are woefully 
behind.  We are currently in the process of migrating to a set of MW 1.5.x 

For what it's worth, we have converted my entire company over to wiki 
usage, and many of us type in the URLs by hand to save time having to go to 
"Go" field and type it in there...and every day I grumble about not having 
case-insensitive URL matching.

If someone can point me to the best place to change this code to support 
this, I might try my hand at it myself...if it's not already implemented.


>Brion Vibber brion at pobox.com
>Tue Sep 20 19:32:28 UTC 2005
>Re: [Mediawiki-l] Where can I read about the URL case-sensitivity debate?
>Matt England wrote:
> > I'm sure this has been debated many times, so I simply ask:
> >
> > Where's the best place to read about the current state of affairs with
> > respect case sensitivity for MW URLs?
>There is no support for case-insensitive titles at this time.
>It may be added some day in the future, requiring database changes to
>move case-normalized titles out into another table and provide proper
>-- brion vibber (brion @ pobox.com)

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