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Special:ItemDisambiguation should support case-insensitive matches.
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Special:ItemDisambiguation should list items with the same label, disregarding case and other minor differences (at least optionally).

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Whiteboard: u=dev c=backend p=0
See Also:
T45962: Special:ItemDisambiguation should include aliases in search, not just labels.


Related Gerrit Patches:
mediawiki/extensions/Wikibase : masterMake Special:ItemDisambiguation match aliases.

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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Medium.Nov 22 2014, 12:45 AM
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daniel created this task.Dec 4 2012, 2:15 PM

This can and should be achieved by querying the wb_terms table via the
TermsCache interface. That would also fix bug 43962.

Agreed. The default should be case-insensitive to correspond with the new default on the item suggester. This is important, because a common way to find items without descriptions is to use the suggester, then search when you see descriptions are missing.

It could be useful to have a checkbox to change this when disambiguating though.

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This would now be super easy, infact it is probably 1 line of code (an option) and then tests

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Change 221583 had a related patch set uploaded (by Addshore):
Make Special:ItemDisambiguation match aliases.

Change 221583 merged by jenkins-bot:
Make Special:ItemDisambiguation match aliases.

Addshore closed this task as Resolved.Jul 2 2015, 8:53 PM
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