[Mediawiki-l] Internal link with query string?

Daniel Barrett danb at VistaPrint.com
Fri May 4 15:54:42 UTC 2007

What is the right way (in wikitext) to produce an internal link with a
query string?  I am trying to make a link to a custom special page that
accepts query parameters:

  Please visit our [[Special:Foobar?arg=$1|new special page]].

but unfortunately this link renders as:


with the "?" turned into %3F, so it isn't recognized as a query string.

If I use an external link instead:

  [{{SERVER}}/wiki/Special:Foobar?arg=$1 new special page]

this breaks when $1 contains whitespace.


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