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Item11449: Topic name beginning with lower case letters cannot be reached.

Priority: Enhancement
Current State: Proposal Required
Released In: n/a
Target Release: n/a
Applies To: Engine
Component: FoswikiRender
Reported By: GeorgeClark
Waiting For:
Last Change By: GeorgeClark
If a plugin or external tool creates a topic name beginning with a lower case letter, the topic will show up on searches, can be %INCLUDED, but cannot be reached by URL. Foswiki always does ucfirst to the entered name, and then reports topic not found.

Marking this urgent, as it's possible to end up where only file system access can manage the topic.

-- GeorgeClark - 16 Jan 2012

This is working by design per -

-- GeorgeClark - 21 Feb 2012

Deferred to 1.2. This would be a significant change.

and could be totally mitigated by the simplify case feature proposal of mine from er, 2003 - where we match caselessly unless a perfect case match is found.

-- SvenDowideit - 23 Mar 2012

As George says, this is working by design. To change this design is an enhancement, so regrading from Urgent to Enhancement. -- CrawfordCurrie - 10 Mar 2014

I flipped this to ProposalRequired. There is at least one proposal that probably need to be considered along with this one. NumbersAsUpperCase Also probably has implications for future language support for unicameral languages.

-- GeorgeClark - 01 Apr 2014

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Summary Topic name beginning with lower case letters cannot be reached.
ReportedBy GeorgeClark
Codebase 1.1.4, 1.1.3, 1.1.2, 1.1.1, 1.1.0, 1.0.10, 1.0.9, trunk
SVN Range
AppliesTo Engine
Component FoswikiRender
Priority Enhancement
CurrentState Proposal Required
TargetRelease n/a
ReleasedIn n/a
Topic revision: r8 - 02 Jun 2014, GeorgeClark
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