Last modified: 2008-05-30 17:13:39 UTC

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Bug 14346 - Filter CSS elements entered by users that have the potential to be disruptive (en.wikipedia)
Filter CSS elements entered by users that have the potential to be disruptive...
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 8679
Product: Wikimedia
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
All All
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2008-05-30 17:10 UTC by Richard Jenkins
Modified: 2008-05-30 17:13 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Richard Jenkins 2008-05-30 17:10:50 UTC
Would it be possible to filter (strip out) the CSS elements 'position' and 'overflow' from pages when they are entered by a user (if possible, allow the function for sysops) on en.wikipedia? There has been a spate of disruption recently at the Reference desks whereby vandals edit either the main page, or templates transcluded on to that page, and insert CSS code such as:
<div style="position:fixed; width=20000; height=2000; left:9%; top:0%; overflow:visible;">
followed by an image and/or text, causing that image/text to obscure the rest of the page. As the tabs are obscured, less tech-savvy users cannot access the page history easily to revert the vandalism.

Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2008-05-30 17:13:39 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 8679 ***

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