[dev-context] Missing sections in recovered Wiki pages, was
atl at comp.lancs.ac.uk
Mon Oct 10 01:24:56 CEST 2005
Brooks Moses said this at Sun, 9 Oct 2005 16:18:52 -0700:
>This points out that, until this bug is confirmed fixed, we need to be very
>careful when reverting sabotaged pages, in order to make sure that we
>haven't lost any sections in the process. The strategy that I used for
>this was to compare all reverted pages against both the newest-known-good
>page and the one immediately prior to it.
Yeah, I noticed that the last "good" pages from reliable authors were
sometimes blank. I have to wonder if some of this attack was based on
that bug/misfeature, because there seemed to be a lot of edits along the way.
Thanks so much for raising the alarm, Brooks!
Adam T. Lindsay, Computing Dept. atl at comp.lancs.ac.uk
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