Please note, this issue was resolved with a php parameter change
in the /etc/php.ini file:
max_execution_time = 30 ; Maximum execution time of each script, in seconds
The large pages were taking longer than 30 seconds to process, resulting
in an error in the Apache error_log and the noted problem at the user end.
Raising this time to 90 seconds was sufficient in this environment.
Hiram Clawson wrote:
Good Morning MediaWiki Fans:
Has anyone ever noticed if there is a practical limit to the maximum
size for a single page ? I have wiki patrons who prefer to construct
very large single pages (over 100 Kb) and are now complaining that since a
recent update from 1.13 to 1.16 has broken their ability to edit these
large pages. I would imagine the WEB browser FireFox etc... will have
some kind of limit themselves. Anyone else notice limits on page size ?
MediaWiki has a maximum article size, set by default to 2Mb
($wgMaxArticleSize), although there's no technical reason to not have it
set to an higher value. I don't see how a 100Kb page would give problems
with any modern browser.
Perhaps you could point us to such problematic page, or otherwise
describe how is it broken?