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Bug 355 - oldid isn't checked against article name
oldid isn't checked against article name
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
All All
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2004-09-03 03:30 UTC by Timwi
Modified: 2004-10-12 18:22 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Timwi 2004-09-03 03:30:03 UTC
Originally submitted by Nobody/Anonymous - nobody  2002-10-13 17:19

When the software renders a URI containing 'oldid', it
does not check that the revision number corresponds to
a version of the article requested. So one can induce
Wikipedia to display a misleading page such as:

------------------------- Additional comments ------------------------
Date: 2002-10-14 02:16
Sender: SF user vibber

Uhh.. undocumented feature? ;)

Actually, The ability to do a diff between two different
pages could be pretty handy from time to time. But, the
interface should probably reflect it if it's allowed.
Date: 2002-11-29 22:31
Sender: SF user tobybartels

Brion's right; we should allow diffs between a version of an
article at a new name and a version of what was the same
article but at an old name (in some context where moving the
page didn't work).  A warning at the top of the displayed
diff page should be sufficient.

Date: 2004-05-08 13:09
Sender: SF user dittaeva

I tried to see if this thing still is true. So here goes.

Am I right when assuming that the reported bug here was that 
one could do a diff between to different versions of different 
articles, and that it was (rightly, in my opinion) really a desired
feature just missing some implementation?

When updating the supplied link from www to en, I get the 
latest version of the User:Lee_Daniel_Crocker page.

So I tried to do a diff between an old version of the "User:
Lee_Daniel_Crocker" article and a new version of the 
"Philosophy" article:

and it works!

But I see that this is a result from link tricking that has not 
been implemented and as one can only do it by link tricking I 
suppose it is not necessary to do anything about it.
Date: 2004-05-11 11:52
Sender: SF user vibber

I've checked in a change to 1.3 that will show the actual names
of both
specified pages on these trick URLs. ie, for the title it'll

  Philosophy, User:Lee Daniel Crocker

Still no UI for getting at it, but it'll look nicer while you're
there. (This
was a side effect of fixing bug #950911; I had to check the titles
security, and then why not show them?) There may still be oddities,
I'm leaving the bug open for now.

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