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MessageContent varies by userlang but its content gets in parser cache without that option set
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Current behaviour and how to replicate:

Open a file description page where revision #0 is missing

(The revision #0 of the page named "Luftaufnahmen Nordseekueste 2012 05 D50 by-RaBoe 066.jpg" does not exist.

This is usually caused by following an outdated history link to a page that has been deleted. Details can be found in the deletion log.)

  1. Switch your user language to e.g. "de" (either with uselang=de or in the prefs)
  2. Open the file description page again - you get the message again in English.
  3. Purge the server cache of that file (action=purge).
  4. Now, the message is rendered in German (de).
  5. Switch your user language back to English. The message will be still shown in German despite reloading the page.

Expected behaviour:

Error message in user language. No cache pollution.

Test case:

Version: 1.21.x
Severity: normal



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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Low.Nov 22 2014, 12:51 AM
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Ok, so what happens.

As a fallback, if the revision cannot be found, a MessageContent object is returned with the message missing-revision. This then gets stored in parser cache. The messageContent varries by user language, but its cached as if it does not.

The quick fix would be in Article::fetchContentObject to instead of doing:
$this->mContentObject = new MessageContent( 'missing-revision', array( $oldid ), array() )
$this->mContentObject = new MessageContent( wfMessage( 'missing-revision' )->inContentLanguage(), array( $oldid ), array() )

[as an aside, what is that third, empty array, parameter for?]

However, a more proper fix would be for MessageContent to signal that its content varies by userlanguage to the ParserCache. That's getting a little bit further into the ContentHandler stuff then I'm currently familiar with.

Created attachment 14082
Screenshot showing the issue. Uploader of the photo this is a derivative of is - License: unknown


[[Commons:File:Délégation générale du Québec à Londres 2013.JPG]] says "(missing-revision: 0)" for me too, but [[Commons:File:Ghost creepy 2013-12-12 17-52.jpg]] has text in Spanish (with uselang=sv):

"La revisión n.º 0 de la página llamada «Ghost creepy 2013-12-12 17-52.jpg» no existe.

Normalmente esto ocurre cuando se sigue un enlace de historial obsoleto que apunta a una página ya borrada. Puedes encontrar detalles en el registro de borrados."

Change 101479 had a related patch set uploaded by Brian Wolff:
Mark ParserOutput of MessageContent as varying by userlanguage

Change 101479 merged by jenkins-bot:
Mark ParserOutput of MessageContent as varying by userlanguage

All patches mentioned in this report were merged or abandoned - is there more work left to do here (if yes: please reset the bug report status to NEW or ASSIGNED), or can you close this ticket as RESOLVED FIXED?

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No new reports, so assume it's fixed.

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