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From Janne Jalkanen <>
Subject Re: page edit locking
Date Sun, 16 Dec 2007 12:06:27 GMT
> Clicking on "edit" makes the Server mark a wiki page as "currently
> being edited" for a certain time. This timer may be stopped by:
> - X minutes without any action
> - a save or cancel request from the edit page
> - nothing more!


> This is no big problem in a rarely visited wiki, but a really big
> problem in a frequented wiki.

Actually, I've found that most of the page lockings occur due to  
spiders and spambots, not users as such.

> My proposal is something like:
> - making the client have to send a ping from time to time (so that if
>   the page has been closed, the ping isn't sent anymore)
> - adding onExit, on... handlers signalling a cancel action to the
>   server.

Yes, might be useful.  Of course, they will not be reliable, and  
won't help with spiders and spambots.  But something like that could  
be done.


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