Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2008-03-31/Technology report

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Bugs, Repairs, and Internal Operational News

By ais523, 31 March, 2008

This is a summary of recent technology and site configuration changes that affect the English Wikipedia. Note that not all changes described here are necessarily live as of press time; the English Wikipedia is currently running version 1.24wmf22 (e665ae6), and changes to the software with a version number higher than that will not yet be active. Configuration changes and changes to interface messages, however, become active immediately.

Fixed bugs

  • Use of the CSS markup !important is no longer broken by automatic conversion of spaces to non-breaking spaces. (r32377, bug 11874)
  • Deleting or creating a talk page now correctly turns its link on the corresponding article page red or blue respectively to the view of anonymous users. (r32390, bug 344)
  • Image captions are now no longer confused with image dimensions in some cases, such as an image caption ending in 'px'. (This fix led to the Wikipedia:ClickFix problem, where image dimensions written with pxpx are no longer valid.) (r32394, bug 13436)
  • API queries for list=users now work correctly even when all the usernames specified are actually IP addresses. (r32476, bug 13517)
  • API output in YAML no longer has trailing spaces. (r32485, bug 11719)
  • The upload form no longer appears blank when the user does not specify a filename but tries to upload anyway. (r32569, bug 13556)

New features

  • The software now correctly decodes headings in the section=new 'Headline/Title' box when the user accidentally types the == signs in manually, even though they are automatically provided by the software. (r32376, bug 1600)
  • Confirmation emails now have a link to reject confirmation, as well as a link to carry out confirmation. (r32499, bug 13450)
  • Special:Upload now states what the maximum allowed file size to upload is. (r32516, bug 13490)
  • The API action=parse now allows a revision ID to be specified as a parameter to the query. (r32541, bug 13544)

Other technology news

Ongoing news

  • Internationalisation has been continuing as normal; help is always appreciated! See mw:Localisation statistics for how complete the translations of languages you know are, and post any updates to bugzilla or use Betawiki.



Also this week:

Wikimania 2009 — Sister project interview — WikiWorld — News and notes — Dispatches — WikiProject report — Features and admins — Technology report — Arbitration report


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