Last modified: 2007-09-10 21:42:12 UTC

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Bug 11278 - check database for existence of article instead of asking user to
check database for existence of article instead of asking user to
Product: Wikimedia
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest trivial (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2007-09-10 16:42 UTC by Dan Jacobson
Modified: 2007-09-10 21:42 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Dan Jacobson 2007-09-10 16:42:20 UTC
[Wikipedia problem as it doesn't happen on my home wiki.]

Users clicking a red "discussion" tab at the top of an article might see

 Wikipedia does not have a talk page with this exact title. Before
 creating this page, please verify that an article called (whatever)

Whereupon they think "the article surely exists, I just clicked here from
it ... Check my HTTP Referer header. Or better yet check the database for
the definitive answer" -- faster and more failsafe than asking the user to
double check what he surely saw moments ago.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2007-09-10 18:23:58 UTC
Referring this to
Comment 2 Rob Church 2007-09-10 21:42:12 UTC
Local issue; not a MediaWiki bug => INVALID

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