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Bug 43283 - InfoAction doesn't take namespace protection into account
InfoAction doesn't take namespace protection into account
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Page protection (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Kunal Mehta (Legoktm)
: i18n
Depends on:
Blocks: messages
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Reported: 2012-12-20 09:04 UTC by Minh Nguyễn
Modified: 2014-03-19 19:35 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Minh Nguyễn 2012-12-20 09:04:51 UTC
The "Page information" page for any message in the MediaWiki: namespace says that the message can be edited and moved by all users. For example, [[w:MediaWiki:Wikimedia-copyrightwarning]] exists, so <> says "Allow all users" for both rights. For a message that doesn't exist, such as [[w:MediaWiki:Is awesome]], the info page says that all users may create the page.
Comment 1 Kunal Mehta (Legoktm) 2012-12-21 11:54:05 UTC
I have a patch mostly written for this, but I'd like bug 43316 to be resolved first so I can properly test it.
Comment 2 Kunal Mehta (Legoktm) 2012-12-22 08:37:08 UTC
Gerrit change #39845
Comment 3 Nemo 2013-04-16 16:52:23 UTC
This is the same problem we had with bug 43272: "Allow all users" actually means "Don't disallow any [additional] user", and in fact the message used to read (default).
It's a tricky balancing of clarity and correctness.

Probably it's not a good idea to reuse [[MediaWiki:Protect-default]] in info action, which – to make it worse – is available to all users and not only sysops.
Comment 4 Andre Klapper 2013-07-25 07:39:31 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> Gerrit change #39845

Patch still needs review...
Comment 5 Gerrit Notification Bot 2013-10-20 10:45:04 UTC
Change 39845 had a related patch set uploaded by Legoktm:
Have action=info check protected namespaces

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