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Bug 7170 - Breadcrumbs feature from Help FAQ breaks
Breadcrumbs feature from Help FAQ breaks
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Parser (Other open bugs)
Other Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-08-30 00:22 UTC by Katharine Clark
Modified: 2011-04-04 21:28 UTC (History)
0 users

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Katharine Clark 2006-08-30 00:22:40 UTC
Hi. I know next to nothing about PHP but have successfully installed, edited and
customized a wiki database. However, when I tried the "Breadcrumbs" feature from
the page, I get a "non-object" error for
every page save the main page. Can someone tell me in clear terms how I can fix
this, or perhaps how this fix is incompatible with my version? 
I am not the administrator of the server and have to put up with PHP 4.4.3 and
therefore had to install an older version of mediawiki.
Comment 1 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2006-08-30 02:34:32 UTC
Code posted at [[mw:Help:FAQ]] is not supported, except for modifications to
LocalSettings.php.  The breadcrumbs code was added by [[mw:User:Barrylb]], who
is not a developer, and who knows what version he was using, what else he forgot
to add, etc.  I suggest you ask him if you have any problems with his code. 
Meanwhile, I think I'll be removing that from the FAQ.

Comment 2 Rob Church 2006-08-30 02:37:02 UTC
(sigh) Some idiot posted an untested, official hack on our FAQ and made it look
like it had our official support. This is the reason documentation writing
should be made more accountable than the ruddy Wikipedia.

MediaWiki contains limited "breadcrumb" support when using subpages; further
documentation about this SHOULD be available with a little bit of web searching
(though watch out for the false positive of the aforementioned hack) - if not, a
note dropped on one of the help pages on will elicit a response.

I've removed the offending misinformation from the FAQ.
Comment 3 Rob Church 2006-08-30 02:37:39 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> (sigh) Some idiot posted an untested, official hack on our FAQ and made it look

That's "untested, unofficial", even.

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