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Bug 13916 - $wgShowUpdatedMarker requirement for $wgEnotifWatchlist is inconsistent and undocumented
$wgShowUpdatedMarker requirement for $wgEnotifWatchlist is inconsistent and u...
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
1.13.x
All All
: Normal normal with 1 vote (vote)
: ---
Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: patch, patch-need-review
Depends on:
Blocks:
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Reported: 2008-05-01 15:44 UTC by Jelte (WebBoy)
Modified: 2010-05-15 16:03 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Attachments
Patch 1: Consistently require $wgEnotifWatchlist to be true (3.60 KB, patch)
2008-05-01 15:44 UTC, Jelte (WebBoy)
Details
Patch 2: Completely remove the $wgEnotifWatchlist requirement (1.61 KB, patch)
2008-05-01 15:46 UTC, Jelte (WebBoy)
Details
Updated patch (1.09 KB, patch)
2008-05-20 20:35 UTC, Jelte (WebBoy)
Details

Description Jelte (WebBoy) 2008-05-01 15:44:04 UTC
Created attachment 4863 [details]
Patch 1: Consistently require $wgEnotifWatchlist to be true

Currently, $wgShowUpdatedMarker requires $wgEnotifWatchlist to be true to function correctly. But this requirement is not documented and not consistently programmed.

Besides extra database queries this is causing a bug:

When you first enable and then disable $wgEnotifUserTalk and $wgEnotifWatchlist and leave $wgShowUpdatedMarker unchanged (default: true) any left over "updated since my last visit" marks won't go away.

There are two solutions:
1: Consistently require $wgEnotifWatchlist to be true, see patch 1.
2: Completely remove the $wgEnotifWatchlist requirement, see patch 2.

I'd prefer solution 2 because it's more flexible.
Comment 1 Jelte (WebBoy) 2008-05-01 15:46:43 UTC
Created attachment 4864 [details]
Patch 2: Completely remove the $wgEnotifWatchlist requirement

Note: when applying this patch, $wgShowUpdatedMarker should probably be set to false (default: true) on large wikis.
Comment 2 Jelte (WebBoy) 2008-05-20 20:35:39 UTC
Created attachment 4908 [details]
Updated patch

Partly fixed by r35002 (solution 2).

Attached updated patch.
Comment 3 Aaron Schulz 2008-05-21 05:13:20 UTC
Done in r35112

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