Last modified: 2006-07-28 03:17:08 UTC
The above url gives the current revision instead of the ancient revision
referred to by the oldid parameter. This seems somewhat aberrant (and confuses
my script no end).
I think it's not related to MediaWiki but to a broken database in English
Wikipedia – see
I am dubious about this explanation. After all, the url
retrieves the old revision fine; it's just that it doesn't do so with action=raw.
Ancientness of the revision is not the issue - this seems to affect every old
revision in the MediaWiki namespace.
Moreover, the same bug appears in my local mediawiki installation, so I think we
can rule out the database problems.
Created attachment 2131 [details]
I think this little patch fixes things.
Added in SVN trunk r15863.