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Bug 4636 - Overwriting a file loses new summary/description text
Overwriting a file loses new summary/description text
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Uploading (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low minor with 6 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: 9480 10366 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-01-17 02:30 UTC by ekim
Modified: 2014-10-11 14:48 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description ekim 2006-01-17 02:30:04 UTC
When uploading a file, if you use the same name as an old file and overwrite it,
the old summary text is kept. At least a warning would be nice.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2006-01-17 03:55:02 UTC
The problem is that the upload comment got overloaded as the initial text of 
the description page, and that entry field got made bigger and bigger to 
accommodate requests for more stuff.

Probably it should be separated into a standard one-line comment field and a 
description field. The description field can then be in some way or other dealt 
with explicitly (at least, hidden when you're telling it to overwrite an 
existing file from the beginning).
Comment 2 Rob Church 2007-04-02 11:13:37 UTC
*** Bug 9480 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Raimond Spekking 2007-06-25 13:40:06 UTC
*** Bug 10366 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Thehelpfulone 2012-05-07 10:40:58 UTC
Problem still occurs - the comment is visible in the file history of the new upload, but you can still see the old comment at for example.

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