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Bug 4596 - "jump to" diff links often point to wrong section
"jump to" diff links often point to wrong section
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
History/Diffs (Other open bugs)
PC Windows XP
: Normal minor (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-01-13 15:36 UTC by charles.podles
Modified: 2008-04-27 00:11 UTC (History)
0 users

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description charles.podles 2006-01-13 15:36:31 UTC
Some diffs from [[Wikipedia:Village pump (technical)]], each accessed by
clicking (last) in the history:

This one was the latest edit at the time I clicked, and no link to a section was

In these two edits, a section was added and the anchor pointed to that section.
All well and good. However. . .
Here a section was edited, and the anchor pointed to a section which did not yet

Here a section was edited, but the automatically-provided anchor pointed to the
wrong section. 

Disabling the "Enable "jump to" accessibility links" option in
[[Special:Preferences]] turns off the automatic anchors. 

I'm using Monobook in Firefox 1.0.4 on Windows XP.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2006-01-13 16:35:10 UTC
What's a "jump to" diff link?
Comment 2 charles.podles 2006-01-16 20:06:19 UTC
links to a specific section within the old version that you get when you click
(last) in the history. The option "Enable "jump to" accessibility links" in
[[Special:Preferences]] turns them on and off. 
Comment 3 Brion Vibber 2008-04-27 00:11:49 UTC
Resolving this one INVALID; still can't figure out what it's referring to.

The "jump to" accessibility links look like this:

Jump to: navigation, search

^^ and are hidden by the default style sheet; they're meant to be used for text browsers and screen readers.

They're not based on specific wiki page sections, and shouldn't be affected in any way by diffs.

As for section links on the edit comments displayed in diff headers, I haven't been able to find anything terribly amiss on the diffs linked in the original report.

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