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Bug 1279 - Allow null edits to fill in missing edit summaries
Allow null edits to fill in missing edit summaries
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Page editing (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest enhancement with 3 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-01-07 18:10 UTC by Joost R. Meerten
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:04 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Joost R. Meerten 2005-01-07 18:10:41 UTC
If the last edit to an article was made by me, and if that edit had an empty
edit summary, allow a null edit of that revision to put in the edit summary
included with it.

Rationale: empty edit summaries are bad. It should be easy to correct my mistake
if I forget one.

Alternative: allow replacing the summary even if it was not empty. Possible
drawback: malicious and untraceable changing of the summary to troll with.
Comment 1 Casey Brown 2007-09-18 01:34:08 UTC
As with the other "edit your eit summary" bugs, this is probably a WONTFIX.  (MediaWiki developers have said many times that they do not intend to make this feature.)
Comment 2 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2007-09-18 01:36:39 UTC
I agree with the WONTFIX.  Part of wiki editing is having your screwups visible to all.  ;)  It would cause confusion if you can't be sure whether an edit summary was actually made at the time of the edit or not.
Comment 3 Eric 2007-09-19 02:56:56 UTC
I had a suggestion in a similar vein if you're interested: bug 10723 (apparently squashed).

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