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Item4068: Colons in links are not removed when the link is used to create a new topic

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When a user makes a link with a colon and then tries to create the page from the question mark next to the link, you get the following error on saving the page:

Error saving topic
During save of Sandbox.TestLinkWith:Colon an error was found by the version control system. Please notify your TWiki administrator.

=/usr/bin/rcs -i -t-none -ko %FILENAME|F% of /twiki/data/Sandbox/TestLinkWith:Colon.txt failed: =

Go back in your browser and save your changes locally. 

Example link: [[Trash.BugsLinkWith:Colon]] produces LinkWith:Colon, which exhibits the problem on my system. It has the following setup:

  • Windows XP Professional
  • Apache 2.2.4 (Win32)
  • Cygwin Perl 5.8.7

I am fairly sure this is a problem due to the colon being an invalid filename character in Windows, because it seems to work here (as the link above shows).

-- TWiki:Main/RobHill - 15 May 2007

Note: this isn't actually a bug. You can just add the : to the name filter regex in configure. Shouldn't this be the default though? -- TWiki:Main/RobHill - 18 May 2007

Summary Colons in links are not removed when the link is used to create a new topic
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.RobHill
Codebase 4.1.2
SVN Range TWiki-4.1.2, Sun, 13 May 2007, build 13714
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Priority Normal
CurrentState No Action Required


TargetRelease n/a

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Topic revision: r3 - 2007-05-21 - TWikiUserMapping_RobHill
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