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Bug 8841 - Login page form breaks Firefox password manager
Login page form breaks Firefox password manager
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
User login and signup (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal major (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2007-01-31 18:52 UTC by Ben Bucksch
Modified: 2007-02-01 00:55 UTC (History)
0 users

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Ben Bucksch 2007-01-31 18:52:30 UTC
The login page has a combined login and registration form. This means that
Firefox will not detect it as login form (because it's not just one text field +
one password field + submit button), and the password manager will break, i.e.
not come up.

This means I have to enter my password *manually* *every* time. Given that I use
a different password for every site (obvious reasons), I need to look it up
every time. This is *terribly* annoying.

I have to do it every half an hour or so on my companies wiki. I don't know
whether that's due to bug 1396, or because I enabled session cookies in Firefox
or whatever. It doesn't matter, though. You should not assume everlasting
cookies, and it's already too annoying to have to manually login once a day per
wiki site, given that one might want to do only a small edit and/or work on
different wikis.

Fix is trivial: make 2 forms: One for login, one for registration. You only have
to duplicate 2 fields. The form as-is is very confusing anyways, because the
vast majority of sites has a separate page for registration.
Comment 1 Rob Church 2007-01-31 20:34:22 UTC
There *are* separate login and user registration forms, and this has been the
case since at least 1.6.0.
Comment 2 Daniel Kinzler 2007-01-31 20:36:36 UTC
I have been using FF's login manager with mediawiki for ages. It even worked
when it used to be the same page.
Comment 3 Ben Bucksch 2007-01-31 21:27:10 UTC
It does *not* work for me on
Same for my company's wiki.

I don't know how to find out the MediaWiki version as wiki user.
Comment 4 Raimond Spekking 2007-01-31 21:30:26 UTC

It's version 1.5.6. Really old...
Comment 5 Ben Bucksch 2007-02-01 00:52:24 UTC

Filed bug against
Comment 6 Ben Bucksch 2007-02-01 00:55:56 UTC
Works on, which reports itself as MediaWiki 1.10alpha. VERIFY.

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