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Bug 1305 - Partial edits (section edit) links in history lead to current revision
Partial edits (section edit) links in history lead to current revision
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
History/Diffs (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest enhancement with 2 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2005-01-10 21:48 UTC by Mormegil
Modified: 2010-05-15 15:33 UTC (History)
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Description Mormegil 2005-01-10 21:48:09 UTC
Edits of a section are since 1.4 shown on RC and history pages
with an arrow (''→Section'') that works as a hypertext link
to the section.

But those links lead always to the current revision, which is
wrong for links on a history page. The links should lead
to the respective oldid.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2005-01-29 07:16:20 UTC
It's not particularly clear that they would. No other links in comments go to date-specific revisions.
Comment 2 Mormegil 2005-02-07 13:39:28 UTC
Well, it seems obvious to me... you know, take a line like:
(cur) (last)  12:00, 7 Feb 2005 Mormegil (→Section - summary)
all article links except the arrow lead to the specified revision (or to a diff against it).

It is (of course) really a minor problem, but I think that for better
usability, the arrow should either lead to the old revision, or not be
displayed at all.

Hmm...forget it, I _can_ live with that anyway. :-)
Comment 3 Zigger 2005-06-06 13:00:38 UTC
One reason for the expectation that these links go to the historical revision is
that these section names may not even exist in the current revision.

I'd support either removing these links completely or linking to the historical
revision using the section name as the hyperlink, rather than automatically
generate links to anchors that don't exist.  The arrow could be removed in
either case.
Comment 4 Zigger 2005-06-09 15:46:24 UTC
(In reply to comment #3)
Linking to the section within the historical revision would still be an issue
when the edit itself had changed the section or inserted a new section aboved it.

Also visibly confusing the arrow link is the current parsing of wikilinks within
the summary's section prefix,
i.e. the summary /* [[foo]] */ is rendered with no gap between the arrow and the
foo hyperlinks.  And see bug 2346, which arises from this parsing.

Does anyone want to keep the arrow hyperlink?
Comment 5 mike waggoner 2005-12-01 04:06:23 UTC
definitely keep it.  it is exteremely useful when following updates on long
pages.  I'd rather it still go to the current version, as is the case now.

Furthermore, these same links should appear on diff pages, not only in watchlist
and rc lists.  See <a
href=>bug 2313</a>
Comment 6 Brion Vibber 2007-04-25 19:19:11 UTC
Didn't close this for some reason?

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