VisualEditor: Does not load on pages with titles starting with a full stop (period)
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At least in Firefox 24 on Linux (not tested in other systems) VisualEditor does not load on main namespace pages whose titles begin with a full stop (period). The URL changes and the page reloads but remains in view mode.

Tested at [[.mp]], [[.uk]], [[.300]] and [[.300 Remington American Magnum]] at en.wp and at the .uk articles at it.wp, de.wp, fr.wp and es.wp

The bug does not manifest in other namespaces, e.g. [[User:Thryduulf/.100]] and [[User:.anaconda]] load correctly.

Version: unspecified
Severity: normal
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bzimport set Reference to bz55493.
Thryduulf created this task.Oct 9 2013, 1:21 AM

We fixed this just this week (this is bug 38081), and will be deploying it to on Thursday (10 October); assuming that all goes well, it will hit the English Wikipedia next Thursday (17 October).

  • This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 38081 ***

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