Last modified: 2007-04-26 19:09:01 UTC

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Bug 9687 - Cascading protection does not affect image pages.
Cascading protection does not affect image pages.
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 9583
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
Blocks: 8575
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Reported: 2007-04-25 02:48 UTC by Mark Clements (HappyDog)
Modified: 2007-04-26 19:09 UTC (History)
0 users

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Mark Clements (HappyDog) 2007-04-25 02:48:07 UTC
You can stop a page being created by using transclusion and cascading protection:
* Create a page for this purpose and protect it, with cascading protection enabled.
* Transclude any pages you don't want to be able to create, by adding them to
this page, using {{:Page name}}. 

This will show up as a red link on the page, and the page will be protected from
creation by anons (or non-sysops, depending on protection level).

If you attempt this for an image page, however (by entering {{:Image:name}}
then, for some reason, the link is purple and the image page is not protected.

You can see an example of this at

This may have something to do with the fact that the image in question has a
page on commons (or at least the fact that the link is purple may be because of
this) - I have not tested it for images that don't exist at all.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2007-04-26 19:09:01 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 9583 ***

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