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Problem with the article itself: history is f'd up

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Otheus (talkcontribs)
Jdforrester (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Revisions from prior October 2019 are showing more recent or current versions of the page. For example https://www.mediawiki.org/w/index.php?title=MediaWiki_Language_Extension_Bundle&oldid=3243449

That's because the page is using the {{/releases}} wikitext transclusion construction, which doesn't respect page versioning. The equivalent version of the transcluded page would be this one.

It's also unacceptable that links to the meiawiki itself are not whitelisted from abusefilter-linkspam guards.

I'm sorry, I don't know what you're saying?

Otheus (talkcontribs)

> That's because the page is using the Template:/releases wikitext transclusion construction, which doesn't respect page versioning.

That to me is a horrible documentation practice. Is this subpage/transclusion now a 'thing' with MW extensions? Thanks for finding the equivalent for me!

> It's also unacceptable that links to the meiawiki itself are not whitelisted from abusefilter-linkspam guards.

That's a complaint I should direct toward mediawiki.org. Nevermind. I tried to post the comment anonymously, which failed due to the inclusion of the link.

One more additional point: somewhere in the /installation documentation, it should be noted that 'rebuildLocalisation' should be run in the case of static lang-cache installations. Otherwise, the babel keyword won't be found and you'll get a horrible exception.

Jdforrester (WMF) (talkcontribs)

> That's because the page is using the Template:/releases wikitext transclusion construction, which doesn't respect page versioning. That to me is a horrible documentation practice. Is this subpage/transclusion now a 'thing' with MW extensions? Thanks for finding the equivalent for me!

Yeah, it's a mess, I agree. I don't think it's a common practice, no. This page is very unusual, as it's about a bundle of extension released as a tarball together rather than the normal individual manner.

> It's also unacceptable that links to the meiawiki itself are not whitelisted from abusefilter-linkspam guards. That's a complaint I should direct toward mediawiki.org. Nevermind. I tried to post the comment anonymously, which failed due to the inclusion of the link.

Oh, right. Sorry about that!

One more additional point: somewhere in the /installation documentation, it should be noted that 'rebuildLocalisation' should be run in the case of static lang-cache installations. Otherwise, the babel keyword won't be found and you'll get a horrible exception.

Oh. In my innocence, I had assumed that anything like that would be run by update.php; that certainly sounds like it should be added, yes.

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