Last modified: 2005-11-04 01:24:10 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: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displayed without spacing or linebreaks (WARNING: You are editing an out-of-date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.
These are now shown as wikitext, so each is its paragraph. Read-only mode doesn't seem
to show the other messages.