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Tech:Auto-number headings feature affects page cache for all users

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What happens[edit]

The feature "auto number section headers" under preferences/misc. does not work properly. Regardless of whether a user has the box checked or unchecked, they see the page according to the preference of the last user to cause the page cache to reset.

When it happens[edit]

When a user has caused the page to reset who has enabled "auto-number section headers," all users will see the page with numbered section headers. When a user has caused the page to reset who has disabled "auto-number section headers," all users will see the page without numbered section headers.

What should happen[edit]

This whole issue should be divorced from page caches—users should see only what they have enabled in their preferences.

How to fix it[edit]

One way to fix this would be to simply remove the option altogether. To my knowledge, I think only 2 contributors I have ever come across have used this feature, and it doesn't seem very useful to me at least.

Additional comments[edit]

One of the fixes tech is working on right now will feature new caching that will mean that logged in users' preferences will not affect the cache. JuCo 21:16, 18 March 2008 (EDT)

Great. I'm looking forward to updates on the caching renovations. --Peter Talk 03:00, 21 March 2008 (EDT)
Peter, is this still an issue? – cacahuate talk 03:31, 14 October 2008 (EDT)
Nope, this is fixed. --Peter Talk 03:49, 14 October 2008 (EDT)

Sign below, please[edit]

--Peter Talk 16:45, 17 January 2008 (EST)