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Bug 3333 - License Selector causes accidentally unlicensed uploads
License Selector causes accidentally unlicensed uploads
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 3318
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Uploading (Other open bugs)
1.6.x
All All
: Normal normal with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Ima...
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Reported: 2005-09-02 09:43 UTC by bdk
Modified: 2008-11-03 12:01 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


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Description bdk 2005-09-02 09:43:16 UTC
The new feature of the - of course, very smart - license selector, which can be 
customized at MediaWiki:Licenses, only works safely with some strictly standards 
compliant browsers. You can have a look at the visual differences of interpretation; 
just compare the image given as the reference URL (see explanation there) with 
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Commons-license-selection.png

So if one uses a browser that allows to choose a header line instead of only a 
line with a license tag behind, one can successfully upload images with actually 
no license added - by accident - and most users don't notice their "fault". This 
already happened several times on the projects and produced discontentment.

This request is of interest, particularly with regard to the widely used IE, but 
also to some other browsers as Safari and Konqueror. 

So please add something which guarantees that such an accidentally wrong 
selection becomes impossible; best for (nearly) all browsers.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2005-09-02 09:44:26 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 3318 ***

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