Last modified: 2010-05-15 15:42:48 UTC

Wikimedia Bugzilla is closed!

Wikimedia has migrated from Bugzilla to Phabricator. Bug reports should be created and updated in Wikimedia Phabricator instead. Please create an account in Phabricator and add your Bugzilla email address to it.
Wikimedia Bugzilla is read-only. If you try to edit or create any bug report in Bugzilla you will be shown an intentional error message.
In order to access the Phabricator task corresponding to a Bugzilla report, just remove "static-" from its URL.
You could still run searches in Bugzilla or access your list of votes but bug reports will obviously not be up-to-date in Bugzilla.
Bug 8283 - "Last modified" date for Protected pages does not update
"Last modified" date for Protected pages does not update
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 6263
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
PC Windows XP
: Low minor (vote)
: ---
Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
  Show dependency treegraph
Reported: 2006-12-16 19:35 UTC by Jonathan
Modified: 2010-05-15 15:42 UTC (History)
0 users

See Also:
Web browser: ---
Mobile Platform: ---
Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Jonathan 2006-12-16 19:35:16 UTC
The "last modified" date (at the bottom of each page) works fine for UNprotected
pages; however, with Protected pages, it doesn't update itself at all.

The "last modified" date does change if you unprotect and re-protect the page
(which is how I get round it, on my Main Page at least.)

(Installed on Linux.)
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2006-12-18 04:30:05 UTC
Under what circumstances does it not update? What does it show instead of
updating? Try to provide an exact list of actions to perform.

Keep in mind that changing a template on the page will not alter the page's
last-modified date.

I have been unable to see a difference in behavior between protected and
unprotected pages.
Comment 2 Jonathan 2006-12-18 10:49:06 UTC
Thank you Brian. I understand that updating a template does not update a page's Last 
Modified date: this isn't the case here.

Below are (1) the Last Modified message for my Main Page and (2) the recent History 
entries. You will see that the most recent change (21:36) does not seem to have 
affected the Last Modified date. I unprotected then protected it at 15:32 because the 
previous edit (15:31) had not affected the Last Modified date either (and I knew from 
before that doing this would update the Last Modified date).

This page was last modified 15:32, 17 December 2006.

(cur) (last)  21:36, 17 December 2006 Jonathan (Talk | contribs | block) 
(cur) (last)  15:32, 17 December 2006 Jonathan (Talk | contribs | block) m 
(Protected "Main Page" [edit=sysop:move=sysop]) 
(cur) (last)  15:32, 17 December 2006 Jonathan (Talk | contribs | block) m 
(Unprotected "Main Page") 
(cur) (last)  15:31, 17 December 2006 Jonathan (Talk | contribs | block) 

I hope this assists. Sorry if I have got the wrong end of the stick! Please ask if 
you need further information.

Best wishes,

Comment 3 Brion Vibber 2006-12-18 23:12:41 UTC
Jonathan, I see the same behavior on protected and unprotected pages.

Immediately after editing them, I see the previous edit's date listed as the
"last modified" time at the bottom of the page. A purge (?action=purge) resolves
this. Most likely the page would also be shown with correct timestamp by another
person with different preferences viewing the page after the edit, as they would
get a fresh rendering as well.

There is no difference as to whether the page is protected or not; both pages
behave the same in my testing -- this behavior is bug 6263.

Note that the action of protected/unprotecting the page will cause an update of
a different fashion. Note that it's also totally unnecessary; simply use

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 6263 ***
Comment 4 Jonathan 2006-12-18 23:58:10 UTC
Thank you very much. I was trying to help - as well as obtain help - but sorry
for the unnecessary trouble! Now that I look again at the page I mentioned
above, the Last Modified date is perfect. It is really reassuring to note that a
"bug" i marked as having minor severity was treated so seriously. Perhaps if
there is a beginners' FAQ somewhere, this could be added to it. Best wishes,

Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.