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Bug 274 - Redirected MediaWiki: messages can kill wiki dead
Redirected MediaWiki: messages can kill wiki dead
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Internationalization (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: testme
Depends on:
Blocks: 28
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Reported: 2004-09-02 22:32 UTC by Brion Vibber
Modified: 2008-07-12 20:50 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Brion Vibber 2004-09-02 22:32:00 UTC
While this normally shouldn't happen, "operator error" or a broken upgrade can turn MediaWiki: messages 
into redirects.

On various essential items such as the mainpage, badtitle, etc this can completely break the wiki as eg 
unexpected bad titles crop up. (This caused the problems described in bug 28.) To be safe, a message marked as 
a redirect should be ignored and the value taken from the Language class.

Since redirects can go to non-protected areas, the redirects should not be followed.
Comment 1 Niklas Laxström 2008-07-12 20:50:00 UTC
MessageCache::loadFromDB has 'page_is_redirect' => 0.

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