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Bug 232 - Deletion during editing should trigger edit conflict
Deletion during editing should trigger edit conflict
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Page editing (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement with 9 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: 914 2989 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
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Reported: 2004-08-27 15:37 UTC by Goplat
Modified: 2010-05-15 15:29 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Goplat 2004-08-27 15:37:32 UTC
When a user edits an article, and the article is deleted while they were editing, the 
edit creates the article again. This is often not what the user intends; MediaWiki 
should give a warning when this happens, like it does for edit conflicts.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2004-08-27 17:42:51 UTC
Changed summary to clarify.
Comment 2 Brion Vibber 2004-11-20 02:42:02 UTC
*** Bug 914 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Niklas Laxström 2005-05-10 20:01:40 UTC
I have been playing with this.
A patch against current CVS is at

It's also live on
Only an account is needed to delete pages (requirement to test this feature).

I'm open to comments and i can do a proper patch if needed.
Comment 4 Brion Vibber 2005-07-28 17:58:22 UTC
*** Bug 2989 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 bdk 2005-08-29 00:00:41 UTC
The message MediaWiki:Deletedwhileediting creates such a warning 
since MW 1.6alpha.
Comment 6 Niklas Laxström 2005-10-04 13:02:05 UTC
Indeed, I did a short survey and it's what people expect to happen but pay not
much attention to. Closing the bug.

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