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Tech:D.C. has problems (on Wikitravel too)

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What happens[edit]

For whatever reason the breadcrumb doesn't work for the Washington, D.C. article on de:, en:, or fr:. The mapstraction feature also doesn't work properly.

It finally worked on de: after moving the article to de:Washington D.C, but if we're going to remove the disambiguator "(D.C.)" from the title I want the comma, since I think D.C. deserves the respect of the comma.

Seriously, though I'd rather move the de: guide back to where it was or to the official name, however, that's impossible if we also want the breadcrumb and mapstraction feature. Regardless of the end result we need to fix the problems on en: and fr:, which weirdly seem to be the only wikis that this affects.

en:Template:hasDocent is also not working on en:Washington (D.C.). And this time Sapphire's moving tricks did not help. --Peter 15:26, 20 June 2007 (EDT)
To clarify, bug = all RDF features break on en:Washington, D.C. --Peter Talk 14:14, 21 March 2008 (EDT)

When it happens[edit]

I believe this is happening due to the comma in the title? Or the period at the end? Special characters in the article title do odd things for how the url behaves, and this problem looks exactly like the one caused by redirect navigation. --Peter Talk 14:14, 21 March 2008 (EDT)

What should happen[edit]

Clearly, RDF features should work on the D.C. page (and any other pages experiencing similar difficulties due to special characters in the article title). --Peter Talk 14:14, 21 March 2008 (EDT)

How to fix it[edit]

Changing the name of the article really isn't an option, because that's just the name of the city.

We need to either figure out a way for the special characters in the article title to stop causing problems, or even better, to solve this problem together with Tech:Redirects gives a side effect on RDF features, and find a way to preserve RDF features for when readers navigate indirectly to the article in question. Ideally, we'd solve both of these issues. --Peter Talk 14:14, 21 March 2008 (EDT)

I've "fixed" this, by removing both the {{geo}} and {{related|}} templates from the article. I don't know why geo was causing RDF to break. Related was causing RDF to break because the title it contained had periods. So there are still bugs present, but I don't think this is important enough to bother keeping this ticket open after regaining RDF functionality on the page, and it's something we can probably solve w/o tech support help anyway, so lets close this. --Peter 04:55, 19 September 2009 (EDT)