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Sun, Jul 21

Mikeblas added a comment to T224344: bot causes duplicate reference definitions.

Another faulty edit is shown here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Debashree_Roy&diff=next&oldid=906145012&diffmode=source

Sun, Jul 21, 5:28 PM · InternetArchiveBot

Sat, Jul 6

Mikeblas added a comment to T224344: bot causes duplicate reference definitions.

That seems like a fine solution to me. If the bot can't handle badly formatted input, it should do what it can to detect that condition before it performs an edit. I think your proposal would do that.

Sat, Jul 6, 10:55 PM · InternetArchiveBot

Jun 18 2019

Mikeblas added a comment to T224344: bot causes duplicate reference definitions.

Another faulty edit is here: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=British_Rail_Class_314&type=revision&diff=902025852&oldid=900760109&diffmode=source

Jun 18 2019, 9:46 PM · InternetArchiveBot

Jun 7 2019

Mikeblas added a comment to T224344: bot causes duplicate reference definitions.

> does not mean it's valid wikitext

Jun 7 2019, 5:20 PM · InternetArchiveBot
Mikeblas added a comment to T224344: bot causes duplicate reference definitions.

Here's another edit where IABot created a duplicate reference:

Jun 7 2019, 3:52 AM · InternetArchiveBot

Jun 4 2019

Mikeblas added a comment to T224344: bot causes duplicate reference definitions.

> The MediaWiki parser is quite generous,

Jun 4 2019, 9:31 AM · InternetArchiveBot

May 27 2019

Mikeblas added a comment to T224344: bot causes duplicate reference definitions.

I can't understand why you're saying that the article has invalid wikitext. The page rendered correctly and without error before InternetArchiveBot made its edits. To be clear, it was only after InternetArchiveBot made its edit that the page rendered with an error.

May 27 2019, 4:14 PM · InternetArchiveBot
Mikeblas added a comment to T224344: bot causes duplicate reference definitions.

References in wikipedia can be reused. We can say <ref name="AnchorName">The Pittsburgh Press</ref> to define a reference named "AnchorName", then use only <ref name="AnchorName"/> when we want to repeat that same reference elsewhere in the article.

May 27 2019, 3:48 AM · InternetArchiveBot

May 25 2019

Mikeblas added a comment to T224344: bot causes duplicate reference definitions.

This edit is another recent example: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Beast_(Canadian_band)&diff=prev&oldid=895490927&diffmode=source

May 25 2019, 6:41 PM · InternetArchiveBot
Mikeblas created T224344: bot causes duplicate reference definitions.
May 25 2019, 6:40 PM · InternetArchiveBot

Oct 15 2018

Mikeblas added a comment to T205803: Duplicate reference name errors in English Wikipedia caused by MediaWiki templatestyle handling?.

I'm sure there's a lot that I don't know about the developmnet process used by this project. For example, I don't understand what "a patch was uploaded" means. I guess it doesn't mean that a fix was actually deployed, because if the fix was live, the kludges wouldn't be necessary.

Oct 15 2018, 11:12 AM · MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-10-16 (1.32.0-wmf.26)), Patch-For-Review, Cite, TemplateStyles
Mikeblas added a comment to T205803: Duplicate reference name errors in English Wikipedia caused by MediaWiki templatestyle handling?.

Over the last 12 hours (or so) there has been a significant drop in the number of topics in Category:Pages with duplicate reference names. I don't see here any notes that indicate an intentional fix was made. But I also note that all I know about the mechanisms involved came from researching this issue.

Oct 15 2018, 9:48 AM · MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-10-16 (1.32.0-wmf.26)), Patch-For-Review, Cite, TemplateStyles

Oct 1 2018

Mikeblas added a comment to T205803: Duplicate reference name errors in English Wikipedia caused by MediaWiki templatestyle handling?.

The number of articles listed in Category:Pages with duplicate reference names continues to grow, I guess as the safe copies of the cache expired.

Oct 1 2018, 1:51 PM · MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-10-16 (1.32.0-wmf.26)), Patch-For-Review, Cite, TemplateStyles

Sep 30 2018

Mikeblas created T205803: Duplicate reference name errors in English Wikipedia caused by MediaWiki templatestyle handling?.
Sep 30 2018, 4:01 PM · MW-1.32-notes (WMF-deploy-2018-10-16 (1.32.0-wmf.26)), Patch-For-Review, Cite, TemplateStyles