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Bug 11768 - clicking or editing a missing special property page gives no indication that it's special (1.8 alpha)
clicking or editing a missing special property page gives no indication that ...
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 23691
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
Semantic MediaWiki (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low minor (vote)
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Assigned To: Markus Krötzsch
Depends on: 9748
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Reported: 2007-10-26 22:55 UTC by S Page
Modified: 2014-02-05 20:21 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description S Page 2007-10-26 22:55:21 UTC
MediaWiki knows if a wiki link exists or not, so if a wiki page links to a missing special property page like [[Property:Equivalent URI]], the link displays in red and on the link is to &action=edit.

But if you follow the link and start editing there's no indication that the property is special.  The text "This is a special property with a reserved meaning in the wiki" (smw_propertyspecial, see bug 9748) doesn't appear when editing, or when previewing.  It's only when you save that you realize you were editing a special property.

Maybe this is just a fact of life in MediaWiki, or perhaps SMW_PropertyPage can do some of its special handling when the article action is in preview and/or edit mode as well as view.
Comment 1 Jan Schoonderbeek 2012-06-09 04:52:57 UTC
This still seems the case on SMW1.6.1 and 1.8alpha.
Comment 2 MWJames 2014-02-05 20:21:24 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 23691 ***

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