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[Regression!] Special:Watchlist/edit doesn't have wgCanonicalSpecialPageName = "Watchlist"
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Description

On [[Special:Watchlist/edit]] wgCanonicalSpecialPageName used to be set to "Watchlist" (like you can see on test2.wikipedia.org which runs 1.16wmf4)

But in 1.17 this is set to false, as if it's not a special page.

This breaks scripts that use wgCanonicalSpecialPageName to execute scripts on the watchlist editor to automatically remove or add things in a batch. wgPageName can't be used since it changes per language and can't be used cross-wiki.


Version: 1.17.x
Severity: major
URL: http://test2.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Watchlist/edit

Details

Reference
bz27680

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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Medium.Nov 21 2014, 11:32 PM
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Krinkle created this task.Feb 24 2011, 1:38 PM

FYI: Works on trunk

IAlex added a comment.Feb 25 2011, 9:39 AM

Works for me, I have "wgCanonicalSpecialPageName": "Watchlist" in page's source code.

Did you test it on "Special:Watchlist" or "Special:Watchlist/edit" ?

The latter is what this bug is about and both 1.17wmf branch and 1.18alpha translatewiki/trunk do not have a canonical special page name for the edit page, which 1.16 did.

http://translatewiki.net/wiki/Special:Watchlist/edit

wgCanonicalSpecialPageName

false

Fixed in r82791; but that's a MW 1.18+ bug.
For the record: I tested the latter.