[MediaWiki-l] URL Being Sanitized?

Tom tom at hutch4.us
Wed Jan 9 00:12:21 UTC 2013


Thanks but ? Is a safe character and not in the list of unsafe. 

Wikipedia uses them just fine. 

Thinking it is Nginx and the host config

Tom
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On Jan 8, 2013, at 5:44 PM, Bri <dev at rlyehable.com> wrote:

> It is likely the inclusion of the special character '?' in the URL.
> 
> Some characters are "unsafe" in a URL (meaning that they may have unpredictable results).
> See http://www.blooberry.com/indexdot/html/topics/urlencoding.htm#whatwhy
> 
> -Brian
> 
> On 1/8/2013 9:11 AM, Tom wrote:
>> I'm trying to figure out why one of my wikis is having problems with page titles which include the ? character in page titles.
>> 
>> They work just fine on my localhost but when uploaded they will not appear correctly.  All the settings appear to be the same in the php.ini file. On the hosted server even when ? is end of a title it still will not show even though the URL indicates it should be there with the %3F.
>> 
>> I'm starting to wonder if the host is running URL requests through some type of sanitizer and blocking characters.
>> 
>> Thoughts appreciated.
>> 
>> Thanks
>> Tom
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