Last modified: 2007-05-07 00:46:43 UTC
I wanted to make a script (JS) with which I would be able to answer other Users
with a reference link in the section name. The reference link is quite long so I
recently came up with a solution that instead of adding new sections - like this:
I would edit non-existing section - like this:
The problem is that after clicking on Save there are no changes visible. There
are also no entries in the history.
If this not to be available then there should some info saying "WARING! There
were no changes made to the page! Changes you typed are here:
I lost some answers to people :(. Maybe that's my fault, but this is confusing.
I would be interested in knowing if this can be fixed fast (like in a month) or not.
Don't edit things that don't exist...
This is a valid bug! If I'm not supposed to edit such section that, then I
should get an error message as this is not obvious.
Besides there are times that on long pages such as:
one can edit a non existing section after clicking on standard  section
link (might be that it happens after archiving a section, not sure).
And beside all that it shouldn't be hard to fix as there is section=new already.
I've made a simple test case here (if one might call it like that):
Steps to reproduce:
1. Create e.g. 3 sections
2. Open the same page in another tab (simulating that a user has just arrived)
3. In the first tab remove first two sections (simulating robot archiving of old
4. Go to the other tab and click to edit the last (third) section.
5. Save the page
No changes are made to the article
Warning shown to the user at editing non-existing section and/or upon saving
changes get added to the end of article.
If someone won't notice the fact that their is something wrong then he/she might
not be able to retrieve the text and will lose text just entered. This is not
very likely, but might happen.
PS: Sorry I didn't described it like that in the first place.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 9244 ***