Section editing: In case of edit conflict, textarea now only shows section you edited → accidential content deleting
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If you edit a section of a page and an edit conflict occurs, the bottom textarea will only contain the section you edited.
It used to show the entire page in your textbox, and not just the section you edited. With the way it is now, we've had it happen very often that users inadvertently deleted the entire page like this.

Example of accidential delete due to this:

Problem forwarded from

Version: 1.21.x
Severity: major
See Also:


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Aklapper created this task.Oct 22 2012, 9:11 PM
aude added a comment.Oct 23 2012, 12:20 PM

Appears this is happening not just with edit conflicts, so need to poke at the code some more to make sure this is completely fixed.

sumanah wrote: Fix is in master, Reedy is backporting for 1.21wmf2

sumanah wrote: is now also merged; closing as fixed. Thanks, Aude.

and1eternal1 wrote:

The bug is still occurring very commonly on enwiki. See

(In reply to comment #6)

The bug is still occurring very commonly on enwiki. See

-> handled in bug 41352

Denny added a comment.Aug 22 2013, 2:56 PM

Closed older resolved bugs as verified.

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