Opened 17 years ago

Closed 17 years ago

#130 closed defect (wontfix)

inconsistent wiki login behaviour

Reported by: dpatton Owned by: webcom@…
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: SysAdmin Keywords: wiki login


Start at any wiki page, but not logged it, such as:

If you use the "edit" tab, you get:

If you click on the "login" link in the text "You have to login to edit pages." you get this page:

If you login, you get a "Login successful" page, with the text "Return to Main Page.".

That is inconsistent with the notion of logging in in order to edit the page you were trying to edit.

From this page: or this page: if you login via the "Log in / create account" link in the upper right corner of the page, you get the option once logged in to "Return to Website Committee.".

That difference in behaviour is because the "Log in / create account" uses the query string parameter "returnto", as in "returnto=Website_Committee", but that parameter is missing from the "login" link on the "Login required to edit" page.

Change History (1)

comment:1 by warmerdam, 17 years ago

Component: WebSiteSAC
Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed


As far as I know this is a behavior of MediaWiki and I'm doubtful that anyone is wanting to start hacking on that. With some luck it may be resolved when we migrate the wiki as we will likely upgrade to a more recent version of MediaWiki at that point. I do agree the behavior is annoying.

I have reassigned this as a SAC ticket, and I'm going to close it under the assumption that we won't want to try and resolve the issue directly. Anyone (WebCom or SAC) wanting to do this is welcome to re-open it!

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