[MediaWiki-l] page forms loose edits on save after session expires
Evans, Richard K. (GRC-H000)
richard.k.evans at nasa.gov
Wed Jul 25 17:13:22 UTC 2018
I'm using Auth_RemoteUser as an immutable session provider in the following environment:
* MediaWiki 1.30.0 (830bb58)
* Auth_remoteuser 2.0.1 (0af2823) 16:22, 24 April 2018
* Page Forms 4.3 (c35e352) 13:50, 14 March 2018
* Immutable Session Provider - CA Policy Agent for Apache
I have recently patched Auth_remoteuser to solve the "First-Save" bug that was fixed recently  , but a remaining problem that was not resolved by that patch is as follows:
When a user's session times-out before they SAVE during form page edit (ala 'action=formedit'), the page form loses the user's edits in the process of having a new session created. This does not happen (loss of edits) with a normal edit (action=edit), only with form edits. 
There has been talk about this problem in the past  and I'm wondering if the fix has been verified for users using AuthRemoteUser with an immutable session provider configuration.
Can anyone help me identify if this is indeed a problem with Auth_RemoteUser or (unlikely) with Page Forms.
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