Last modified: 2014-03-19 19:35:13 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 <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=MediaWiki:Wikimedia-copyrightwarning&action=info> 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.
I have a patch mostly written for this, but I'd like bug 43316 to be resolved first so I can properly test it.
Gerrit change #39845
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.
(In reply to comment #2)
> Gerrit change #39845
Patch still needs review...
Change 39845 had a related patch set uploaded by Legoktm:
Have action=info check protected namespaces