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Bug 8763 - Omit links to actions for which user has no rights.
Omit links to actions for which user has no rights.
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Special pages (Other open bugs)
PC Windows 2000
: Lowest normal with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2007-01-25 05:07 UTC by Purodha Blissenbach
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:05 UTC (History)
0 users

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Purodha Blissenbach 2007-01-25 05:07:14 UTC
In Meta Wiki, I was presented this message:

The page "User:Purodha/Suggestions for Wikis hosting several 
Dialects" (links, delete) has been moved to "User:Purodha/
Suggestions for Wikis hosting several Dialects." (links, delete, 

Followeing the (delete) link, I was informet, that had insuffient 
rights to delete the unneccessary redirect, and was sent to the 
main page.

I believe, good software should not display links to non-actions or 
present impossible choices. It schould rather show the label but 
not make it a link (as often done elswehere in MediaWiki) or omit 
the useless link.

I believe, this should be handled by a standard procedure for all 
such cases. This would even allow a switch in [[Special:Prefences]] 
of the type "Show links to actions that you have insufficient 
rights for: o No o As text only o Always as a link"
Comment 1 Rob Church 2007-01-25 09:21:15 UTC
The links in this case come from system messages, and are not supplied by the

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