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Bug 4701 - MediaWiki generates invalid diffs
MediaWiki generates invalid diffs
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
History/Diffs (Other open bugs)
PC Linux
: Lowest trivial (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-01-21 08:08 UTC by carnildo
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:06 UTC (History)
0 users

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description carnildo 2006-01-21 08:08:51 UTC
If you enter a "diff" URL that specifies revisions from two different pages, the MediaWiki software will generate a diff between them.

Steps to reproduce:
Visit a URL such as

What happens:
MediaWiki generates a "diff" page between an ancient revision of the "Sport" article and a recent revision of the "Wikipedia talk:Bots" page.

What should happen:
MediaWiki should generate a very polite error message.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2006-01-21 08:13:43 UTC
This is intended behavior.
Comment 2 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2006-01-21 22:03:15 UTC
Addition to comment #1:
> This is intended behavior.

minor issues reported at:
Bug 2455: correct navigation links for diffs between two different pages
Bug 3957: restructure the code to evaluate ?title=foo&oldid=nnnn ; allow
?oldid=nnnn without title

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