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Bug 8812 - Categories red links vs. $wgGroupPermissions
Categories red links vs. $wgGroupPermissions
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Page editing (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
Blocks: 7897
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Reported: 2007-01-28 17:11 UTC by Dan Jacobson
Modified: 2009-05-31 06:37 UTC (History)
0 users

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Dan Jacobson 2007-01-28 17:11:15 UTC
Consider a red link in Special:Categories.

Well if we have something like

when the user clicks on the red (or maybe black, with a red"?") link,
he will see View source... This page has been locked to prevent

But the list of pages in that category are gone!
Doesn't happen on blue links.
He must manually remove the action=edit if he is to see it.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2007-02-02 18:46:46 UTC
Maybe you should fill out your category descriptions.
Comment 2 Dan Jacobson 2009-05-31 06:37:47 UTC
As of 1.16, the user will at most be lead to a page with bug 17630.
He will no longer suffer the following scenario:

Allow us to share the pain of a different example. Visit

at the bottom click on the juicy category which happens to be linked as so

Permission error
You do not have permission to do that, for the following reason:
> Do what? All the user did was click on a link.
> That it was a boobytrapped action=edit link is not something the user should have to know
The action you have requested is limited to users in the group user.
> "What action? Clicking?" the user wonders.
Retrieved from ""
>Which in fact is a much more polite link, despite bug 17630
And the worst of all, the categories don't even show at the bottom.

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