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Bug 14246 - Permission error message for editing MediaWiki namespace
Permission error message for editing MediaWiki namespace
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Internationalization (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
Blocks: 15301
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Reported: 2008-05-24 09:12 UTC by Lejonel
Modified: 2013-08-09 11:36 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Lejonel 2008-05-24 09:12:51 UTC
When viewing source for pages in the MediaWiki namespace on wikis where I am not a syop, I am told:

"You do not have permission to edit pages, for the following reason:
This page provides interface text for the software, and is locked to prevent abuse."

But I can edit pages in other namespaces, so it should only say that I am not allowed to edit pages in the MediaWiki namespace.
Comment 1 David Crochet 2008-05-24 10:26:48 UTC
If "You do not have permission" seem to say, you are "not allowed to edit pages in the MediaWiki namespace".

So, what is the problem ?
Comment 2 Huji 2008-05-24 20:42:18 UTC
Perhaps  "You do not have permission to edit pages" should be changed to "You do not have permission to edit this page"
Comment 3 Andrew Garrett 2008-06-16 09:19:26 UTC
Yes. I didn't feel like a whole bunch of new interface messages for actions as well as rights.
Comment 4 Siebrand Mazeland 2008-08-17 17:29:37 UTC
Some background. This originates from the following code:

/var/www/w/includes/OutputPage.php:                     $text = wfMsgNoTrans( 'permissionserrorstext-withaction', count($errors), $action_desc ) . "\n\n";

'permissionserrorstext-withaction' => 'You do not have permission to $2, for the following {{PLURAL:$1|reason|reasons}}:',

$action_desc = wfMsg( "right-$action" );

Quite bad from an i18n perspective... Ideally the messages Andrew didn't want to add, need to be added, unless a for is found that can use right-* in all languages.
Comment 5 Siebrand Mazeland 2008-10-06 14:18:22 UTC
Fixed in r41737.

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