rob at redbrick.dcu.ie
Fri Mar 9 06:31:40 PST 2007
I hit this bug recently:
This was solved with a simple patch to the mod_pubcookie code, which we applied
and this appeared to resolve the issue. I'm not sure if this has made it into recent
On Fri, Mar 09, 2007 at 04:20:24AM -0800, ASUW Tech wrote:
> We recently installed a wiki on our server and I got the wiki package
> working with Pubcookie fairly well (if you need help doing the same,
> e-mail me). The only problem is with the ':' character which,
> unfortunately, wiki's use extensively to specify namespaces. If
> someone tries to go to any page that includes the ':' character, such
> as https://wiki.asuw.org/wiki/Help:Contents , and they haven't logged
> in already they will do the usual Pubcookie login. However, after
> they get back to the wiki, successfully logged in, the ':' character
> will be translated into an 'h' delivering them to https://
> wiki.asuw.org/wiki/HelphContents which doesn't exist.
> I haven't been able to find any other character that does this, I
> tried a couple and failed, so it seems to be limited to the ':'
> character. If this was only on a couple of pages it wouldn't be an
> issue at all because I could just foward HelphContents to
> Help:Contents, unfortunately this affects a growing number of pages
> as we have a subset of employee access limited pages that all start
> with 'Asuw:' so a very common practice is to browse the wiki, hit the
> Asuw namespace where they are required to log in, click to log in,
> where they are then are delivered to a 'page not found' error. Also
> every user page is prefaced with User:.
> It's merely an annoyance for me, but I can envision computer
> illiterate people that will find this very frustrating. With the
> growing popularity of wiki's I can see this becoming more of a
> problem for many users.
> Thank you for any help you can provide,
> ~ Josh
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