If you encounter any defects in the software, please report them on this page in a new section, by clicking on the 'new section' tab at the top of this page. Give full details to allow reproduction - what page were you editing, what text did you insert, how did the results differ from what you expected. Please note that behaviour of this wiki in formatting text should largely mirror that of MediaWiki. The only exceptions are a few items which have not been implemented in FestWiki (heiroglyphics, mathematical formulae and timelines) plus a few MediaWiki defects which have not been replicated. If the 'defect' you wish to report also exists in MediaWiki, you may have a hard time persuading the developer that it is a defect!
 Progress update
Not so much a defect, more of completion, or near so
The broken links page, I have gone through and sorted most of them - majority by stub pages, many by correction of links.
There are still some outstanding on page:-
Stewart Sandbox - 1 - - Stewart Macfarlane's test page - am in email contact over shifting- done from Hong Kong on 2 March 2007. Stewart 13:24, 2 March 2007 Wiki:The Den - just cannot see what it is with this page - can you check please
- Help:Cheatsheet - cannot really remove - part of way page reads
- Help:Functions - cannot really remove - part of way page reads
- Help:Links - cannot really remove - part of way page reads
Test Pages: Have moved all previous Test Test xxx to Wiki:Test - have left message to tell this to last owners - will email them direct shortly
Keith 18:55, 1 March 2007
 Section editing
Adding a new section adds the text at the start of the page. The headline for a new section comes up with /* */
--Peter_Harrison 11:39, 2 March 2007
 Section editing (Part Two)
copied from User talk:Peter Harrison
- Peter, I have created Template:ImageCaption, however it is still show the sub heading edit tags. Is there any way to surpress these. Look at one of Tim's pictures Image:05-04-03 1edit.JPG, or mine Image:122Comb-060103.jpg as an example. --Stewart 12:10, 22 April 2007
- Peter - It might also be useful to incorporate the template into the upload process - but that is probably a future development to think about. --Stewart 12:31, 22 April 2007
issues raised when another user edited on the template
File a) Image:ME29-05-05.jpg This hasn't been ImageCaption'd using Stewarts Template
Click on individual Summary (Edit) and it allows a normal edit - but as previous, deletes all other sections when saved.
Reported to me by Jeremy Latham - he has been advised to use main edit button instead --Keith 11:50, 26 April 2007
File b) Image:Criccieth2.jpg This has been ImageCaption'd using Stewarts Template
Click on individual Summary (Edit) and oooopps It goes into edit mode on Template:ImageCaption (section)
There are a number of issues here. Taking them one at a time:
Section edit tags can be removed on any page by using the magic word __NOEDITSECTION__. If you put this in a template, section editing will be suppressed for any page incorporating the template.
Editing the summary section deleting all other sections - Keith has reported this a number of times but I have been unable to reproduce nor can I see any path through the code where this would happen. However, the next software release (due around the end of this month, work commitments permitting) will fix a number of issues related to section editing.
The final "issue" listed is correct behaviour. If you try to edit a section which was generated by a template, it takes you into editing the appropriate section of the template. There is no sensible way for the software to work out that you meant to edit the parameters to the template. After all, the template may simply contain boiler plate text which does not depend on any parameters. And the software doesn't know whether you want to change the parameters or edit the template, so it goes for editing the template (which, after all, is what generated the text). Until we invent ESP for software, this is the best you will get! --Peter_Harrison 14:52, 1 May 2007
- Thanks Peter - __NOEDITSECTION__ has been added to the template. --Stewart 15:50, 1 May 2007
 Semi-protected pages
All registered users can edit these - should only be possible after they have been registered for 4 days
--Peter_Harrison 11:40, 2 March 2007
 Links to subpages
Links of the form [[/subpage]] are being reported as broken and not coming up on what links here.
--Peter_Harrison 11:41, 2 March 2007
 "Remember me"
Logging in with "Remember me" selected does not keep you logged in. --Peter_Harrison 14:18, 2 March 2007
 Large numbers of images
Putting large numbers of images on a page does not work - you get a configuration error message. I don't know what the limit is but it is well over 100 so is only likely to affect category pages. The problem appears to be down to Perl's rubbish memory management. However, I will continue looking for a solution. In the meantime, if a category is likely to get a large number of images, the __NOGALLERY__ magic word should be added --Peter_Harrison 14:31, 2 March 2007
- I think this is less of an issue with our new hosts. I've also made some changes to the software which will help. In particular, the category pages will only display up to 200 items (subcategories, pages and images), although it will be possible to page up and down to see the rest --Peter_Harrison 14:55, 1 May 2007
 Email system
Gives errors when sending an email if "cc me" is not selected even though the email is sent (sorry Keith!) --Peter_Harrison 18:01, 2 March 2007
 Pages with & in the title
The way Apache rewrites URLs with escaped characters upsets the Perl CGI module resulting in the wrong ID being used for any page with an & in the title under some circumstances --Peter_Harrison 23:21, 2 March 2007
 Section headings
Use of " and/or formatting in section headings can produce an incorrectly formatted section edit link --Peter_Harrison 00:17, 3 March 2007
 Possible bug in Carriage Sets
Peter - I was attempting to edit Carriage Sets, specifically the sub-section for Main Season 2005. When I clicked on the edit tag, it opened up the following section - Winter 2005/06. Any thoughts? Stewart 08:35, 3 March 2007
Perl regular expressions (mutter mutter)! I still can't see why it wasn't working - it looks like the Perl split function is not behaving as expected. I have now added some code to cope with that. For what it's worth, the issue was to do having two headings in succession. However, it is fixed now. --Peter_Harrison 09:52, 3 March 2007
Under some circumstances, if an image includes a link in the caption text up to the next link is not included when the page is displayed --Peter_Harrison 08:31, 3 March 2007
 Recent changes
Depending on user preferences, the diff links on the recent changes page may diff the wrong versions --Peter_Harrison 20:33, 4 March 2007
Deleting pages outside the main namespace appears to work but doesn't actually delete The "cur" and "last" links in the page history for pages outside the main namespace don't work
--Peter_Harrison 11:14, 5 March 2007
 Indentation rendering in Firefox 1.5
The indentation redering in Firefox 1.5 only seems to give one level of indentation. Renders fine in Internet Explorer.
Look at the Cheatsheet in both to see what I mean
--Edward Harris 12:59, 5 March 2007
This looks like a bug in Firefox. I see MediaWiki has a workaround - not nice as it involves putting out some technically incorrect HTML which is just happens to produce the right results on both IE and Firefox. However, in other circumstances the MediaWiki workaround puts out HTML which is definitely incorrect and produces incorrect results. I'll see if I can come up with something better --Peter_Harrison 13:35, 5 March 2007
Now fixed. I don't think I've introduced any other bugs into the list handling in the process... --Peter_Harrison 16:13, 5 March 2007
 Bulleted and Indented Lists
Peter - There appears to be a problem with bulleted lists. I was puzzled by the lack of formatting on Keith's User Page - bulleted list has gone. The indented list on the Help Page also seems to have gone. This appears to be happening with XP Pro/IE 6; XP Home/IE 6; XP Home/Netscape 7.1.
This might by a side effect of the above change. Stewart 16:36, 5 March 2007
Oops - yes it was. Sorry. I think it is right this time! --Peter_Harrison 17:34, 5 March 2007
 Categories problem
On a number of occasions, I have had the categories bar (which should be at bottom), appear some way back up page - usually over a photo Just tried Waunfawr, then using table link went to Bettws Garmon - cat boxc appeared half up 2nd photo. --Keith 17:09, 8 March 2007
Keith - I am unable to reproduce this problem. It could be that there is some kind of intermittent defect. Next time it happens, please right click on the page, select "View source", save the source and send it to me. That way I'll be able to see if there is anything wrong with the HTML. Thanks --Peter Harrison 09:33, 9 March 2007
Now that I've seen the html, this looks like a rendering issue on the browser. The html from a page rendered correctly is identical to that for an incorrect page. --Peter_Harrison 20:32, 9 March 2007
 Missing piccy's Dinas page
Small and large maps - no problem with the large maps - they still are on my webspace
Small ones show as external link but have FRHG address, and dont show
Where have they gone boss?
--Keith 12:22, 9 March 2007
As per the comment on the Community portal, external images can no longer be embedded in pages. Whilst I have no evidence that the feature has been misused, several wikis have run into problems over this with people complaining over unauthorised use of their images. I want to avoid this kind of problem so images are now only allowed if they've been uploaded --Peter_Harrison 17:57, 9 March 2007
Peter - the external ones wern't the problem - its the internal ones that have got lost!!! --
To upload the large pics require your authority as they are larger than the 210Kb limit - the addresses are in the links for you to pull for me Keith 18:09, 9 March 2007
Having taken another look, the problem is that these images are formatted as external images in the wikitext. If you want an image to appear embedded in a page, you have to use [[Image:imagename]]. Linking directly to the image won't work - it will always be treated as an external image. --Peter_Harrison 20:31, 9 March 2007
Ahhh - at first I didnt understand what you meant .... now I do ...... as said - its the internal ones that have got lost! They were pointing to an area that if I do manually, also says they are not found. Can you upload the originals from the locations
 Dinas 1830
 Dinas 1870
 Dinas 1880
keeping same names att4025930x, and I will do rest for the page - the files are in range 211-250kb size. --Keith 20:52, 9 March 2007
Page has now been corrected and reformatted --Keith 12:29, 4 May 2007
 Page Errors
Several times this evening when selecting my watchlist I was getting error pages - which unfortunately at the time I did not record. Taking the typical engineer's solution are keep trying until it worked. I also got a server error around 22:55. I guess this was probably a server glitch. --Stewart 23:02, 10 March 2007
The server error was probably me fixing a problem I found in the watchlist! However, I don't know whether or not that is related to the error pages you were getting - the fix was to do with incorrect formatting under some circumstances if enhanced RC was selected. If it happens again, could you let me know exactly what the error page says please. Thanks --Peter_Harrison 23:10, 10 March 2007
 My pictures in galleries
I checked out the :Category:DELETION PROPOSED late on this evening and found that the thumbnails for my pictures had gone, leaving the file name to link to the picture. I then checked Prince (Pictorial Views) and the thumbnails for my pictures had also gone. Next stop was :Category:Pictures from Stewart where only two out of the 34 thumbnails were displaying. Any thoughts? --Stewart 23:25, 10 March 2007
 Missing images in Categories
Dont know if this is a "me fault" or "system fault"
when opening "Category:xxxx", some of the images are not appearing - just giving title<s> --Keith 12:14, 4 May 2007
Ignore - having typed in - read Stewart;s above - checked and is was "me fault" - had had an issue with Nortons yesterday --Keith 12:23, 4 May 2007
 RSS Recent changes feed
The RSS Recent Changes Feed appears to be broken? --Edward Harris 13:19, 12 March 2007
Fixed. Sorry - I introduced this one while fixing some issues related to the RC page --Peter_Harrison 17:09, 12 March 2007
Broken again, I'm afraid. All the links off the rss try to take you to a special page (or at least they do in Firefox 1.5) --Edward Harris 12:33, 24 March 2007
On my copy of Firefox, it fails to even recognise it as an RSS feed! However, the links seem to be correct so I'm not sure why you are having a problem. I have an updated version of the software which includes some changes to the RSS feed. Firefox seems happier with the new version. IE seems happy with both (and seems to do a better job of handling RSS feeds than Firefox). I hope to release this upgrade in the next couple of weeks. If you are still having a problem, tell me what the links look like and exactly what the wiki says when you click on one of them please. Thanks --Peter_Harrison 09:18, 26 March 2007
From Firefox 188.8.131.52, the Cob link comes thus: http://www.frheritage.org.uk/wiki/Special:Rss?Cob
Thanks Ed - I see the problem now. It is fixed in the next version of the software which I am hoping to release in a week or two. This includes an improved RSS feed and an ATOM feed. In the meantime, http://www.frheritage.org.uk/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?id=Special:Recentchanges&feed=rss works correctly (and will continue to work in the new software) --Peter_Harrison 08:36, 27 March 2007
 Uploading images
I have some images of "The Boat" taken on 5 Oct 2008, which I should like to add to its page. I have downloaded the help page but do not get the "Form" I am told I should get after clicking on the "Upload file" link, so seem to be stuck. Is the problem me or the software?
Richard Stagg, 17 Oct 2008.
- You need to have been registered for 4 days before you can upload files. You posted this a few hours short of the 4 days! It should work for you now if you try it again. --Peter Harrison (talk) 08:34, 18 October 2008 (UTC)
 J/CSS problem
Moved from Home page Talk page as part of cleanup
When I try to blank my /css and /js pages, I get the following error:
Undefined subroutine &FestWiki::Getmessage called at /home48a/sub003/sc33579-AWZG/www/cgi-bin/wiki.pl line 16047.