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Bug 3835 - Special:Movepage should have a "Cancel" button
Special:Movepage should have a "Cancel" button
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Special pages (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-10-30 16:24 UTC by Arnold Reinhold
Modified: 2011-10-12 01:16 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Arnold Reinhold 2005-10-30 16:24:30 UTC
Editors who select the Move tab when editing a page are sent to a special page where they are only presented one option, a 
"Move page" button.  While sophisticated users realize they can simply not click that button, go elsewhere and nothing will 
happen, less sophisticated users may think they are already committed to perform some move action.  Good design suggest they 
should see a "Cancel" button as well.
Comment 1 Antoine "hashar" Musso (WMF) 2006-01-08 13:48:50 UTC
Fixed in HEAD, will be in 1.6
Comment 2 Rob Church 2006-01-08 16:11:19 UTC
That's a link, not a button. Bloody ugly, too.
Comment 3 Antoine "hashar" Musso (WMF) 2006-01-08 16:13:14 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> That's a link, not a button. Bloody ugly, too.

To be consitent with the cancel link on edit page :o)
Comment 4 Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason 2006-01-08 16:16:38 UTC
Ugh, it has to be said, this whole thing is one of the dumbest ideas ever.
Browsers have a back button for reason and there's no reason why we need to
duplicate it. A cancel button is sometimes warranted, like if you're purchasing
something and have already given your billing details but this is not one of
those cases, there's no reason anyone would think that simply backing away from
the form without following the "Move Page" button would do anything unexpected.

Reccomending this be reverted and WONTFIX-ed
Comment 5 Antoine "hashar" Musso (WMF) 2006-01-08 16:17:52 UTC
noob would :)

But i agree on revert / wontfix!
Comment 6 Brion Vibber 2006-01-08 16:18:41 UTC
Click "back" in your browser. Resolving WONTFIX.
Comment 7 Antoine "hashar" Musso (WMF) 2006-01-08 16:24:40 UTC
Removed from code.

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