Last modified: 2011-03-13 18:04:31 UTC
Our documentation states that pages in the MediaWiki namespace are protected by
default. However, by way of experimentation with Anthere, we seem to have come
to the revelation that pages in the MediaWiki namespace are actually permanently
protected, and there is no way to unprotected a particular one.
Many of the MediaWiki messages allow insertion of HTML into the page. Allowing
to do this would be a severe security risk. Session hijacking would become much
*** Bug 1912 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
reopening this bug as it seems that the behaviour is not stable
I was able to change the message.
regards reinhardt [[user:gangleri]]
Well that would be a different bug. Are you an administrator on that wiki? The
MediaWiki namespace is protected for a number of reasons, one of which is, as
mentioned, to prevent HTML injection into pages.
(In reply to comment #4)
> Well that would be a different bug. Are you an administrator on that wiki?
No. I am not an administrator at http://wqoq.com/wiki/ .
Yet you were able to edit a MediaWiki namespace page? Please attempt to
reproduce, and note the conditions - if you can successfully reproduce this,
please file as a bug.
*** Bug 1606 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
(resolved as WONTFIX again)