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  1. phpBB3
  2. PHPBB3-15434

Remove obsolete f= from viewtopic URL

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Closed (View Workflow)
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Invalid
    • Affects Version/s: 4.0.0-a1, 3.3
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Viewing posts
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      Description

      The f= parameter in a viewtopic URL is not needed as all viewtopic URLs work without it and as the canonical URL format does not have it.

      The f= parameter was required in order to display a user / visitor in the forum's "who is online" list:

      http://area51.phpbb.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?p=264315#p264315

      Because of that, visitors coming from canonical URLs (without the f=) were not displayed in the list. This was known as the "ghost users" bug which has now been fixed:

      https://github.com/phpbb/phpbb/pull/5012

      Thus, the f= parameter is now obsolete and can be removed - and as a result we can have simpler looking and prettier URLs.

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              Louis7777 Louis7777
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