Last modified: 2006-06-24 20:58:56 UTC
When trying to edit a protected page, it shows the wiki markup (the read-only
"view source" mode). The same should happen when the user is blocked, since the
end effect is the same (they cannot edit the page).
Changing the edit tab to "View source" is a good suggestion.
Additionally, auto-blocks should not be triggered by viewing the
source. Currently, if you are logged in, your IP is auto-blocked
if you click the "Edit" link.
I believe the autoblock is supposed to trigger at the same time the message
saying you are blocked shows. If you show the message, you have to do an autoblock.
(In reply to comment #2)
> I believe the autoblock is supposed to trigger at the same
> time the message saying you are blocked shows. If you show
> the message, you have to do an autoblock.
Right, but you only get the message ([[MediaWiki:Blockedtext]])
saying you are blocked when you click the "Edit" button. My
point is that we can avoid many auto-blocks by showing only
the "View source" button to blocked users. If they click "View
source", you show them blockedtext and the source, but no auto-
block. If they hack the url and try to "action=edit", show them
blockedtext and autoblock their IP.
*** Bug 5106 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
As bug 5106 comment 3 echoes; we can't do this for caching reasons.
*** Bug 5513 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
To see the wiki source maybe the following links work:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page?action=raw&ctype=text/css (only non-IE)
IE, but leads to a download when using IE)
If a user hits edit while blocked, I see no harm in showing them the "blocked"
notice, and placing the read-only text source underneath it.
then do so...it still needs a dev for this change.
(In reply to comment #9)
> then do so...it still needs a dev for this change.
That would be why it's on my to-do list.
Reopening this bug; see comment #8 til comment #10.
This bug is mutually exclusive with bug 2508.
An "action=viewsource" would also be nice. Then we
could hand-edit the URL to change "action=edit" to
"action=viewsource" after we get a "User is blocked"
Created attachment 2003 [details]
A patch to show the source of the page (or edited version if block is triggered on save) under the block notice
Actually, fixing this bug is just a side effect of this patch. The real reason
I wrote it is to stop IE users from losing their edits if their IP is blocked
while they are editing.
Applied an adapted version to SVN trunk, r15013.