Last modified: 2007-04-21 19:10:08 UTC
Administrators are no longer shown a page protection message when editing a page
that is protected because of cascading protection. ("This page is currently
protected from editing because it is transcluded in the following pages, which
are protected with the "cascading" option enabled"). This is a recent change in
It also happens that logged out users see the "edit this page" tab for pages
protected under cascading protection, rather than "view source", despite the
fact that they cannot edit the page. I do not know if this is a change in behavior.
For some reason, applying manual protection to a cascade-protected page causes
the the missing cascading protection message (and not the manual protection
message) to appear (despite the fact that MediaWiki recently was changed to have
the manual protection messages—including the semi-protection message, annoyingly
enough—override the cascading protection message).
I can attest that logged in users see the "edit this page" tab as well.
See bug 9401. Gah, I'll add them both then.
Done in r21452.
Based upon the description, that change addresses my parenthetical concern, but
it isn't clear from the wording that the actual bug reported by Christopher
Hagar has been resolved. I was merely noting that the cascading protection
message suddenly began appearing only when manual protection *was* applied (the
exact opposite of the expected behavior).
But yes, it is a very good idea to display both messages when both apply. This
will prevent a great deal of confusion.