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Bug 1040 - GET request with &action=submit not rejected as error
GET request with &action=submit not rejected as error
Status: RESOLVED WORKSFORME
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
1.3.x
All All
: Normal normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
http://test.wikipedia.org/w/wiki.phtm...
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Depends on:
Blocks: 335
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Reported: 2004-12-08 21:33 UTC by xmlizer
Modified: 2010-05-15 15:28 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

See Also:
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


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Description xmlizer 2004-12-08 21:33:02 UTC
when you open a page that doesn't exist it feels it with the content of
[[MediaWiki:Newarticletext]]
Comment 1 T. Gries 2004-12-08 22:33:27 UTC
I again propose my algorithm as in bugzilla 883. 

Basically it goes like that:

When no exact matching page title is found, all approximate matching page titles
shall be listed to the user to select the page title from - he probably wanted
(see AGREP option -By on http://www.tgries.de/agrep) and on that screen with the
* matching titles show him [[MediaWiki:Newarticletext]].

As soon as I have finished Enotif, I commit myself to the task of programming my
proposal !
Comment 2 Brion Vibber 2004-12-09 00:25:10 UTC
The summary and initial comment of this bug are very unclear. Please 
reopen and explain in more detail what you mean, including steps to 
reproduce and a description of how the actual behavior differs from 
the expected behavior.

Removing seemingly unrelated dependency.
Comment 3 xmlizer 2004-12-09 23:10:58 UTC
ok sorry
i put an example in URL
http://test.wikipedia.org/w/wiki.phtml?title=SUPERBLADOESNTEXIST231239041&action=submit

when you access directly to such a page by a constructed URL
http://test.wikipedia.org/w/wiki.phtml?title=SUPIDNAME&action=submit

you become in edit mode, but the content of the page, which have to be empty, is
the content of [[MediaWiki:Newarticletext]]. 
Comment 4 River Tarnell 2004-12-09 23:19:29 UTC
You can't make up random URLs and expect them to work in some particular way. 
action=submit URLs should only occur on form submission (save/preview).
Comment 5 Brion Vibber 2004-12-10 00:41:02 UTC
Okay, now I see what you mean.

Doing a GET request with action=submit seems to trigger an edit preview with the 
current page text. On a non-existing page it behaves a little more oddly, like an 
edit page with the old no-text text stuck in.

This is incorrect behavior, as doing an action=submit with a GET request is 
undefined. If not a POST, this should probably be rejected with an error message. 
Related to bug 335.

Comment 6 Philippe Elie 2004-12-10 00:56:21 UTC
There is another way it can occur, this catched me sometime ago, slave was
lagging, I needed to revert some vandalism, going to history click on revision
alt-E alt-S but I didn't noticed the edit text was filled with the error message
about database unable to retrieve the data, this was an action=edit
Comment 7 Philippe Elie 2004-12-10 00:56:34 UTC
There is another way it can occur, this catched me sometime ago, slave was
lagging, I needed to revert some vandalism, going to history click on revision
alt-E alt-S but I didn't noticed the edit text was filled with the error message
about database unable to retrieve the data, this was an action=edit
Comment 8 Brion Vibber 2005-11-05 07:14:29 UTC
Currently does edit, not preview, but is still pulling in the new-page message text.
Comment 9 Rob Church 2006-12-03 12:52:42 UTC
Seems to have been fixed; something like
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=BugZilla_fun_for_all&action=submit now
spits out an "article doesn't exist" error, as one would expect.

[God help us if that ever turns into a bluelink.]
Comment 10 Rob Church 2006-12-03 13:38:35 UTC
Nope, on re-checking, it's still there; it's back to doing a preview and not
providing an edit form, etc.
Comment 11 Antoine "hashar" Musso (WMF) 2007-03-01 19:07:45 UTC
Works for me with trunk r20107
Comment 12 Chad H. 2008-12-13 20:09:49 UTC
And for me as of r44540. Closing, as it seems to have been fixed at some point.

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