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Brion Vibber wrote:
It strikes me as violating the principle of least
"Delete this page" and the little "(del)" link next to the current
revision do different things on an image description page, namely:
* "Delete this page" deletes only the image
description page, leaving
the image file and its revisions intact, and the image remains in the
* "(del)" deletes the image file, any old
revisions, the entry from the
images list, *and* the description page.
User expectation seems to be that "delete this
page" should perform the
I agree with Brion.
But I think that the change should appear on the main list too,
since presumably some people have acclimated themselves to the old way.
Hence I am crossposting this reply.