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Bug 8813 - Documentation of $wgGroupPermissions is poor
Documentation of $wgGroupPermissions is poor
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Documentation (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low minor (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
Blocks: documentation
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Reported: 2007-01-28 20:20 UTC by Dan Jacobson
Modified: 2010-05-15 15:48 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Dan Jacobson 2007-01-28 20:20:18 UTC
In DefaultSettings.php we see

 * Permission keys given to users in each group.
 * All users are implicitly in the '*' group including anonymous visitors;
 * logged-in users are all implicitly in the 'user' group. These will be
 * combined with the permissions of all groups that a given user is listed
 * in in the user_groups table.

the problem is that this is extra not clear. I could write a patch but
I'm not clear about it. What's not clear about it? I'm not clear. Tag
it for clarification, please.

Or delete the sentence and just tell them maybe in$wgGroupPermissions
it will be explained. Empty as of now.
Comment 1 Rob Church 2007-02-02 11:41:42 UTC
I've attempted to refactor the page on so it's a bit clearer
what's going on. The page was moved to Manual:$wgGroupPermissions and then the
redirect inexplicably deleted.

We should probably just update DefaultSettings.php to refer people to the more
comprehensive documentation, which, by the way, is located on a wiki so you can
edit it if you feel it's appropriate to do so.
Comment 2 Mark Clements (HappyDog) 2007-02-02 12:15:36 UTC
The redirect was deleted because it is in the PD Help: namespace.  It is a shame
to break the few external links pointing into the namespace, but redirects like
this break one of the fundamental aims of the PD help project which is to
provide a help namespace that is completely self-contained.

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