[Mediawiki-l] Internal link with query string?

Daniel Barrett danb at VistaPrint.com
Mon May 7 17:22:22 UTC 2007

Does anyone have any other ideas how to produce (reliably) an internal
link with a query string?

Attempt 1:

[[Special:Foobar?arg=$1|new special page]]

This fails as http://mywiki.com/wiki/Special:Foobar%3Farg%3D%241.

Attempt 2:

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

This produces an incorrect when $1 contains whitespace: only the first
word of $1 is in the link.

Attempt 3:


This fails for the same reason as attempt #2.

Attempt 4:

Try urlencoding "$1" to avoid the whitespace problem:


This fails because {{urlencode}} is evaluated before $1, so the literal
string "$1" gets urlencoded, rather than the expanded $1.

Any other ideas? Or is this impossible?


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