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Bug 967 - user_newtalk not cleared for anon after view -- keeps displaying "you have new messages" -- and other inconsistencies
user_newtalk not cleared for anon after view -- keeps displaying "you have ne...
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
PC Windows 2000
: High critical (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2004-12-01 00:37 UTC by Zigger
Modified: 2010-05-15 15:33 UTC (History)
0 users

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Zigger 2004-12-01 00:37:39 UTC
On a new local install of 1.4 from HEAD, using Apache  & PHP 5.0.0 & Firefox
1.0, I logged-in left a message for my IP address.  Logged out, and got banner
"you have new messages".  Viewed messages, but banner still appeared on all
subsequent pages.  Checked the user_newtalk table and it still had a row for the
IP address.  On a local install, doing the opposite (anon leaves msg for user,
user views) worked ok.  Using IE for the first case worked ok.

On it gets more confusing.  Every time I go to the anon's
talk page as anon using Firefox, I get automatically logged back in as the user,
regardless of the user's preference setting for "remember password across sessions".

Forcing a refresh does not help.

A separate inconsistency is the display of the IP address at the top for anon -
occurs in Firefox for a local install but not for IE, and not for at all.

Can someone else report their results?

Local install details:
    * PHP 5.0.0: ok
    * PHP server API is apache2handler; ok, using pretty URLs (index.php/Page_Title)
    * Have XML / Latin1-UTF-8 conversion support.
    * PHP is configured with no memory_limit.
    * Have zlib support; enabling output compression.
    * Turck MMCache not installed, can't use object caching functions
    * Found GD graphics library built-in, image thumbnailing will be enabled if
you enable uploads.
    * Installation directory: W:\www\head
    * Script URI path: /head
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2004-12-11 21:17:53 UTC
Can't reproduce w/ current REL1_4 CVS, PHP 4.3.8 on Ubuntu Linux (Warty
Warthog). Can you please test again, and make sure it's not a caching issue?
Particular pages that were viewed with the message may retain it until reloaded,
but from what I see the marker is cleared and new renderings look fine. Reloads
look fine, new pages look fine, special pages look fine.

Does this happen consistently, or intermittently? Does editing with the anon IP
make a difference?

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