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Bug 9776 - Strange link appear editing this page (protected in cascade)
Strange link appear editing this page (protected in cascade)
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Page editing (Other open bugs)
PC Windows 2000
: Normal normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2007-05-03 12:40 UTC by DavidL
Modified: 2007-05-04 12:43 UTC (History)
0 users

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description DavidL 2007-05-03 12:40:45 UTC
When I try to edit this page, a link to
Discuter:W/w/wiki/Discuter:W/w/w/index.php appear on top of the page.
It also appear when protecting the page:
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2007-05-03 15:33:52 UTC
Yes, that appears entirely correct. That template is indeed protected by cascade
from the page you mention.
Comment 2 DavidL 2007-05-03 15:40:19 UTC
Do you really think that link is normal ???

Comment 3 Brion Vibber 2007-05-03 16:58:47 UTC
It is a page which was created (probably by a broken bot, likely a spambot),
then deleted, then recreated and protected.
Comment 4 DavidL 2007-05-03 17:54:24 UTC
How a spam bot can do this ?
In this case, it's a major security issue !

I don't care about the "Discuter:W/w/wiki/Discuter:W/w/w/index.php" page,
but about the page "Modèle:Page supprimée"  on the french Wikibooks :
1) Go toèle:Page_supprimée
2) click "modifier" or "protéger" link to see the problem

You can also see
Comment 5 Brion Vibber 2007-05-03 18:05:24 UTC
There is nothing unusual about this page.

The page title is legal.

The page text is legitimate.

The protection was done by an admin.

If you didn't want to use cascading protection, then have an admin change it.

There is no bug.

Please stop reopening this bug without reading and comprehending the situation.
Comment 6 DavidL 2007-05-03 18:07:18 UTC
Again : see
Comment 7 Rob Church 2007-05-03 22:16:17 UTC
You have made no effort to understand that this is not a bug. The page title is
legitimate and the behaviour here is legitimate. There is no security issue;
Wikibooks is open to editing by everybody, including anonymous users.
Comment 8 DavidL 2007-05-04 12:43:06 UTC
I'm sorry. I apologize for this. The explanations was not enough clear for me as
english is not my first language, and I was tired. Now I understand the situation.

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