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Bug 8340 - "Forgot to leave an edit summary" preference mis-fires when edit sessions are lost
"Forgot to leave an edit summary" preference mis-fires when edit sessions are...
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 8912
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Page editing (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low normal with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: testme
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-12-21 01:14 UTC by Titoxd
Modified: 2011-07-12 04:17 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Titoxd 2006-12-21 01:14:39 UTC
I've found a bug that's currently ongoing on the live site. Here's the steps I
used to replicate it:

# First, I edited page, opening the edit window
# Filled out the edit summary, first thing
# Made the edit
# *Got the "We cannot process your edit due to a loss of session data. Please
try again" error message. I tried again.
# Got another lost-session message. Kept trying
# After n number of tries, my edit succeeds, however, I get a "you forgot to
leave an edit summary" message.
# Tried saving, lost my session again.

This happened several times yesterday, and I never changed the edit summary
between tries. I think that is the reason the "you did not enter an edit
summary" message was triggered.
Comment 1 Rotem Liss 2006-12-21 13:21:14 UTC
Bug 7200 (which was fixed in r16372) may be related. About the edit summary: was
it blank first, and was reset to be blank?
Comment 2 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2006-12-21 17:08:25 UTC
(bug 7220, not bug 7200)
Comment 3 Titoxd 2006-12-21 18:39:32 UTC
No, it was never blank, nor reset to blank. It was the same non-blank value all
the way along. 
Comment 4 Carl Fürstenberg 2006-12-21 19:06:34 UTC
Just testing, please ignore :)
Comment 5 Aaron Schulz 2007-01-02 04:31:58 UTC
I noticed that the auto summary for undo seems to trigger this as well.
Comment 6 Titoxd 2007-01-09 00:47:36 UTC
When is the MD5 hash for the edit summary calculated? If it is generated only
once, on the first call of ?action=edit, then this error shouldn't be triggered.
Same thing for the undo error, as the MD5 hash seems to be generated after the
"Undo revision..." summary is filled by MediaWiki.
Comment 7 Travis D 2007-01-23 20:40:32 UTC
FWIW: i usually find that this happens when either mediawiki can't reach a
memcached server or the memcached server is incorrectly configured in
Comment 8 Dan Collins 2011-07-12 04:15:03 UTC
Attempted to replicate, was unable to do so. Correct spelling in title and add testme tag.
Comment 9 Dan Collins 2011-07-12 04:17:36 UTC
Actually, this looks like a similar bug to bug 8912, and people there seem to have tried similar debugging steps, but much more recently.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 8912 ***

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