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Bug 43790 - Add JavaScript variable for whether user can edit the page
Add JavaScript variable for whether user can edit the page
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
JavaScript (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Matthew Flaschen
Depends on:
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Reported: 2013-01-09 20:31 UTC by Matthew Flaschen
Modified: 2014-02-14 10:14 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Matthew Flaschen 2013-01-09 20:31:37 UTC
This will make it easier for extensions and gadgets to determine if the current user can edit the current page.

Right now, you either have to hack it by looking for an edit tab, or try to figure it out from wgRestrictionEdit and wgUserGroups.  But wgRestrictionEdit has weird things like MediaWiki pages being an empty array when logically it should be ["sysop"]), and doesn't take into account important features like cascading protections and TitleBlacklist.

I think the right way may be to use Title::userCan.
Comment 1 spage 2013-01-10 00:31:20 UTC
Definitely useful.  Use Title::quickUserCan( 'edit' ) which sets $doExpensiveQueries false to skip "potentially expensive cascading permission checks". Comment says "May provide false positives, but should never provide a false negative", maybe name JS variable wcsUserCanProbablyEdit (* wikipedia client-side, I need to make a separate proposal).
Comment 2 Matthew Flaschen 2013-05-23 04:34:29 UTC
Gerrit at .  I used the name wgIsProbablyEditable, since I did go with quickUserCan (same as SkinTemplate).
Comment 3 Gerrit Notification Bot 2013-07-04 05:23:22 UTC
Change 65009 merged by jenkins-bot:
Add wgIsProbablyEditable for editability based on quickUserCan.

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