[Mediawiki-l] Saving a page, much later

Rob Church robchur at gmail.com
Wed Mar 29 14:44:12 UTC 2006

This *could* be a problem with loss of session data causing the edit
token mechanism to balls up, but I'd wait for a definite opinion from
Brion on that.

As to the second question; MediaWiki *can* handle some edit conflicts,
and can merge in changes from other users in some cases. Where the
changes conflict, the edit form is bounced back and the user has to
resolve the conflict themselves. See
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Edit_conflict for more
information, although I've no idea how up-to-date that is.

Rob Church

On 29/03/06, laurent <laurent at sem.ca> wrote:
> Vasiliadis, Thomas wrote:
> > Do you work with authentification?
> > Maybe your Session was terminatet by timeout or similar things
> >
> I assumed that since "Remember me" is selected, sessions would not
> timeout. When the user presses the save button, a preview is displayed.
> Just clicking save again will save the page without requiring a login...
> So I wonder, what happens if someone else modified the same page during
> the day? Would the preview show the changes of both users? Would the
> middle user lose its changes?
> jdd wrote:
> > this is a bad idea, but it happens to me also :-(
> I understand. I try to teach my users not to do that, but sometimes it's
> more of a matter of writing a page, being distracted for several hours,
> then coming back to the computer and going "Woah, i should finish
> writing this."
> Is there a mechanism in mediawiki to deal with such things? Does
> mediawiki check if changes have occured so that a conflict would occur
> and request the user to "merge" his own page along with the other page?
> Regards,
> Laurent
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