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Bug 2455 - Diff navigation links are confusing for diffs between two different pages
Diff navigation links are confusing for diffs between two different pages
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
History/Diffs (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low minor with 2 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-06-19 11:01 UTC by lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט
Modified: 2012-12-01 17:49 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---

screen dump for bug 02455 (50.03 KB, image/jpeg)
2005-12-15 18:02 UTC, lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט

Description lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2005-06-19 11:01:58 UTC
is a diff between revisions of *two* pages because oldis is not *949* but *1949*.

This (diffs between two different pages) is a very interesting feature I was
about to issue a feature request.

However as the diff behaves now the only indication is in the page title:
*MediaWiki:Val view version, MediaWiki:Val warning*

I would suggest that links to both titles should be above the revisions.
I could not understand how "← Previous diff"  and "Next diff →" would behave
(what they would generate.
A more clear indication that this is a diff between *two* pages would be usefull
The error description at a diff with a deleted page is OK.

Compare with screen dump at

Regards Reinhardt [[user:gangleri]]
Comment 1 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2005-12-15 18:02:52 UTC
Created attachment 1193 [details]
screen dump for bug 02455

The original url to the image is disclosed.
Comment 2 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2005-12-15 22:59:40 UTC

Please read first bug 3957
restructure the code to evaluate ?title=foo&oldid=nnnn ; allow ?oldid=nnnn
without title
compares oldid 7555 and 1949 (belonging to *different* titles) and generates the
difference between these.
Revision as of 19:53, 25 April 2005
← Previous diff
Here the titles *differ*

here a testcase with the deleted oldid=8682
shows has also a mismatch in the titles

If "title=foo" is removed
will show
← Previous diff
Next diff →
Here Main_Page is used as title

"Current revision" is refered without an oldid and the link
to has *nothing* to do with the diff.

- Please allow to make diffs between oldid's from two titles also in the future.
This is a very usefull featrure.
- Some links need minor fix. It should be checked if the title mentioned in the
url is the "owner" of the oldid. This is not the case at
- add a MediaWiki message to notify if "title" is not the owner of any of the

I could not comment this one:

best regards reinhardt [[user:gangleri]]
Comment 3 Brion Vibber 2008-04-27 00:05:42 UTC
Changed example URL to one on Wikipedia which is functional.
Comment 4 Liangent 2012-12-01 17:49:04 UTC
Things are almost fixed now except that "Article" "Talk"  "Read" "Edit" ... links are only for one article.

Better to show it as a invocation of Special:ComparePages?

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