[Mediawiki-l] Maximum page size

Hiram Clawson hiram at soe.ucsc.edu
Mon Jul 25 17:00:16 UTC 2011

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.


Platonides wrote:
> 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 ?
>> --Hiram
> 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?

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