Last modified: 2007-02-01 00:55:56 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
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.
There *are* separate login and user registration forms, and this has been the
case since at least 1.6.0.
I have been using FF's login manager with mediawiki for ages. It even worked
when it used to be the same page.
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.
It's version 1.5.6. Really old...
Filed bug against mozilla.org
Works on de.wikipedia.org, which reports itself as MediaWiki 1.10alpha. VERIFY.