Help talk:Subpages/Archive 1

off by default

It was stated that subpages are off by default, implyng that they require admin change to be activated at all. In fact on investigation I find that they are active by default, on Talk pages and User pages. You learn something new every day! Anyway I have made the correction here, and also clarified this on the Manual:$wgNamespacesWithSubpages page.

-- Harry Wood 15:22, 20 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Parent must exist

The page says that the parent page must exist in order for the automatic uplink to be created. However it seems to me from looking at the code, that it requires that all the parent pages to exist, all the way up to the top level. I would like to update the Help page, but I'd like confirmation from somebody that this is the behaviour, and indeed that it is the intended behaviour. --ColinFine 11:53, 15 February 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Pages can be broken by using a [[Parent\Child]] Link.

you can prevent this being an issue by adding the following line to localsettings.php $wgLegalTitleChars = " %!\"$&'()*,\\-.\\/0-9:;=?@A-Z\^_`a-z~\\x80-\\xFF+";

The above line has removed \ from being a legal title char.

this doesn't seem to be an issue in MediaWiki, so I'm not sure why it is doing it on my wiki but the above fixed it for me -Joelie 10:02, 20 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

\ in a link doesn't make a subpage. It's / you want. So Page/Subpage is a subpage of Page but Page\Subpage is just a page called "Page\Subpage". --Cneubauer 19:14, 20 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Another reason to keep it off

If you turn it on, you will get stuck when writing about the PS/2 connector, and then about PS, for instance. It would be better if there were a way to say that this '/' is part of name, with escape sequences or something like that. --83.115.111.217 14:21, 4 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It's very hard to do this, since linking becomes ambiguous. If my page is named PS[/]2 and that forces it to display as PS/2, but not be a sub-page, then users are going to try to link to [[PS/2]] (because that's all they see). How do you disambiguate that link to either [[PS/2]] or [[PS[/]2]]? -65.116.132.250 20:34, 9 October 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sub-pages do not inherit visibility!

If I make a page visible to users who are not loged in, that page's sub pages do not gain visibility! This is a problem for me, as I'm trying to add public locations to my website, such as tutorials in the visible tutorial page [1]. You'll see that the tutorials page will load, but none of the pages within the tutorial page will! Any solutions?

-- 71.231.240.3 02:49, 16 May 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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