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Bug 625 - Unable to unprotect pages in the MediaWiki namespace
Unable to unprotect pages in the MediaWiki namespace
Status: RESOLVED WONTFIX
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Page editing (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Lowest enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
: ---
Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
:
: 1606 1912 (view as bug list)
Depends on: 2414
Blocks:
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Reported: 2004-10-02 23:19 UTC by Timwi
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:04 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


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Description Timwi 2004-10-02 23:19:28 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.
Comment 1 JeLuF 2004-10-03 07:15:16 UTC
Many of the MediaWiki messages allow insertion of HTML into the page. Allowing
anyone
to do this would be a severe security risk. Session hijacking would become much
easier.
Comment 2 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2005-06-12 13:23:04 UTC
*** Bug 1912 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2005-11-27 05:13:46 UTC
reopening this bug as it seems that the behaviour is not stable
see http://wqoq.com/wiki/Wqiki:Protection_log#Unprotecting_MediaWiki_messages
and compare
http://wqoq.com/w/index.php?title=MediaWiki:Sidebar&action=history
I was able to change the message.

regards reinhardt [[user:gangleri]]
Comment 4 Rob Church 2005-11-27 16:27:15 UTC
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.
Comment 5 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2005-11-29 00:04:45 UTC
(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/ .
Comment 6 Rob Church 2005-11-29 00:31:18 UTC
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.
Comment 7 Zigger 2005-12-12 06:09:23 UTC
*** Bug 1606 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 8 Zigger 2005-12-12 06:10:57 UTC
(resolved as WONTFIX again)

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