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Bug 11811 - add "refresh this page" link
add "refresh this page" link
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Parser (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2007-10-30 02:25 UTC by Dan Jacobson
Modified: 2007-12-05 19:35 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Dan Jacobson 2007-10-30 02:25:56 UTC
Got an idea: add a link "purge this page" somewhere on each page.
Sure, not right up there at top. Perhaps somewhere below and obscure.
Problems: perhaps call it "refresh this page" or "refresh", as "purge" means kill to most people.
Yes, it should of course still link to action=purge.
Anyway, the idea is that it will save the user from haveing to construct the proper action=purge URL.

Sure, just click "Edit this page" and replace action=edit with action=purge you say. Well the user would then first
download a giant action=edit page, etc. Also he might not be smart enough to "copy URL" in the browser and enter an adjusted URL, etc.
Comment 1 Aaron Schulz 2007-10-30 02:29:13 UTC
Why do we need a "purge/refresh" button on every page? Pages should be updated if they are edited or a template/image in them is. Granted jobqueue slowness might play a small factor, this hardly seems necessary. Anyway, there is an extension to do this I believe.
Comment 2 Dan Jacobson 2007-11-16 05:40:37 UTC
There. I see it. A "purge" link is already on top of every page in Commons. So most of the work is done. Maybe this could be a preferences item.
Comment 3 Brion Vibber 2007-12-05 19:35:15 UTC
action=purge should never be needed for general use.

When it is, it's basically because the software broke and someone who knows how the system works (eg a power user) has to go punch it around a bit. That's a detail we don't want to expose to every random person, as it's confusing and takes up UI space for a rare power user operation.

Note that as a power user, you can fairly easily add a purge tab with custom JS. Where the Gadgets system is enabled, it would be easy to set it up as a Preferences option locally.

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