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Bug 741 - Deficiencies in the handling of multiple warning messages when editing
Deficiencies in the handling of multiple warning messages when editing
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Page editing (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low minor with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2004-10-18 13:06 UTC by Guttorm Flatabø
Modified: 2005-11-04 01:24 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Guttorm Flatabø 2004-10-18 13:06:02 UTC
When editing an old version of a page the [[Mediawiki:Editingold|Editingold]]
system message is shown. If the page is also longer than 32KB or protected from
editing warning messages for that will also be shown
([[Mediawiki:longpagewarning|longpagewarning]] and
[[Mediawiki:protectedpagewarning|protectedpagewarning]], there's also
[[Mediawiki:readonlywarning|readonlywarning]]. However these messages will be
displayed without spacing or linebreaks (WARNING: You are editing an out-of-date
revision of this page. If you save it, any changes made since this revision will
be lost.WARNING: This page is 84 kilobytes...), thus breaking the textflow and
making it harder for the user to read.

It is not necessary to know that a page is long or old if you can't edit it
anyway, nor is it necessary to know that the database is locked if you can't
edit a page because it is protected.

I propose that you:
* Add <br /> to all the warningmessages.
* Make it so that more than one message is only shown when it is necessary.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2005-11-04 01:24:10 UTC
These are now shown as wikitext, so each is its paragraph. Read-only mode doesn't seem 
to show the other messages.

Resolving FIXED.

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