Special:WhatLinksHere: "previous" link only allows to go back once
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Author: Amalthea.wikimedia

On Special:WhatLinksHere the "previous X" pagination link is broken, it only allows you to get back once.

Example: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:WhatLinksHere/Main_Page&from=19725&back=15586
The "previous" link on this page leads to https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:WhatLinksHere/Main_Page&from=15586&back=15586

Apparently it simply uses the "back" parameter as the new from, but isn't able to backtrack any further; you can thus only get back one page, not more.

I've tried this on an old 1.15 so I'm assuming this never worked as intended.

Reported by [[:en:User:Peter James]], https://en.wikipedia.org/?diff=612777264

Version: 1.24rc
Severity: minor


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@MaxBioHazard: As priority reflects reality and does not cause it, could you please elaborate why this task is more urgent? If you increased priority because you plan to work on this task (thanks!) please claim the task by setting yourself as assignee. Thank you for your help!

I'm sorry. I thought that the task priority determines depending on the significance of the issue. I can't work on this task cause I'm not a MW developer.

MaxBioHazard lowered the priority of this task from "Normal" to "Low".Nov 14 2015, 2:05 PM

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