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Bug 1551 - [[Category:Whatever]] link called as "&action=edit" even though it exists
[[Category:Whatever]] link called as "&action=edit" even though it exists
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 632
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Categories (Other open bugs)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-02-17 13:08 UTC by Brian Collins
Modified: 2010-05-15 15:33 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Brian Collins 2005-02-17 13:08:50 UTC
Using 1.4beta6. When creating a [[Category:Whatever]] link when editing a page, and the category 
has not yet been created, it will create the category when the link is clicked and the Category 
page is edited. Then i included the same [[Category:Whatever]] link in another page - worked fine. 
I returned to the original page where the first [[Category:Whatever]] link was made, and "Whatever" 
was in red, which took me to ...whatever&action=edit, even though the edit box itself has the 
category's info i entered the first time.

This only happens with the page that creates the category link when it doesn't exist yet. Only way 
to fix it is to delete the page, logout as Sysop, login again and create it again with the exact 
same source when deleted. Now the "Whatever" link is properly formatted (blue color), taking to the 
category:whatever page.

Anyone notice this too? Any fixes i'm not aware of?
Comment 1 Zigger 2005-02-17 14:29:52 UTC
The wiki cache does not automatically have articles purged that reference a
newly created or deleted category, perhaps for performance reasons.

A better work-around is to use the action=purge option to flush the wiki cache,
e.g. .../index.php?title=The_article&action=purge

Caching at the wiki can be disabled by adding the following line to
$wgEnableParserCache = false;
Comment 2 Brion Vibber 2005-02-17 18:56:37 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 632 ***

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