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MediaWiki - How to handle slash and backslash in title

I would like to use article names which contains "/" (slash) and/or "\" (backslash).


how to do this?

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If you want to do so, you can enable subpages in any MediaWiki namespace editing $wgNamespacesWithSubpages in LocalSettings.php. For example:

# Enable subpages in the main namespace
$wgNamespacesWithSubpages[NS_MAIN] = true;

If you do this, Media/Wiki will be a subpage of "Media" and it will show a link to the parent page under the page title (like this):

Link to the parent page in MediaWiki

By default, MediaWiki enables subpages for all namespaces except main (ns0).

About page titles, the MediaWiki manual says:

It's not possible to use forward slashes in the title of a page from a namespace where subpages are activated, however back slashes (\) are treated as normal characters in subpage naming and can be used in place of forward slashes.

See also the documentation for the variable $wgLegalTitleChars.