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Bug 1399 - Edits on redirect-pages are ignored
Edits on redirect-pages are ignored
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Redirects (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal normal with 2 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-01-24 17:06 UTC by Daniel Kinzler
Modified: 2010-05-15 15:33 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Daniel Kinzler 2005-01-24 17:06:57 UTC
When editing a redirect page, edits are ignored if text is added after the
#REDIRECT line. This is quite bad for people that want to place a deletion
request on a redirect page. The edit is ignored completely, i.e. it does not
change the article and it does not show up in the history. This is very
confusing and feels broken.

Adding the text before the #REDIRECT line works however, in the sense that the
page is then no longer a redirect, and the edit is saved normally. The same
should be true if thext is entered after the redirect line. The code that checks
if an article is a redirect should first check if the article has only one
non-empty line, else it's not a redirect. That way, edits would no longer be
ignored and the behavior would be less confusing to the user.
Comment 1 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2005-06-15 21:01:21 UTC

This should be fixed some time ago. See:
(this URL is pasted if it gets rendered by bugzilla)

Regards Reinhardt [[user:gangleri]]
Comment 2 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2006-02-08 16:27:30 UTC
Sorry Daniel but I do not understand all the requirements here:
The edit *is* shown in history. Diff is posible to some extent. A limitation is
mentioned at
Bug 4873: Next and previous revision links hidden on old-revision view of
redirect text

Is your requirement / bug report related to bug 4873?

Please see also bug 927 comment 13
Bug 927: Text in the same line as #redirect not rendered, except for category tags

best regards reinhardt [[user:gangleri]]

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