Cannot save translations due to 'interface-admin' permission

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For example, if I try to save this message:

https://translatewiki.net/w/i.php?title=MediaWiki:Wikieditor-toolbar-help-heading-description/gom-latn&action=edit

I receive the following error message: "Saving the translation failed: You do not have permission to edit this JavaScript page because it may affect all visitors. Permissions for editing of sitewide CSS/JS/JSON files were recently separated from the "editinterface" right. If you do not understand why you are getting this error, see mw:MediaWiki_1.32/interface-admin."

The Discoverer (talk)18:57, 12 October 2019

Please help.

The Discoverer (talk)04:00, 4 November 2019

You need the 'interface-admin' permissions to do that.

Vlad5250 (talk)06:11, 4 November 2019

There are around 70 messages in the 'Wiki Editor' group that require this permission. How can I enter these translations? Could I request for the 'interface-admin' permission, at least on a temporary basis, or is there some place where I save the translations to be entered by someone else?

The Discoverer (talk)09:22, 4 November 2019

I confirm this problem (I'm a translator admin too, but cannot edit https://translatewiki.net/w/i.php?title=MediaWiki:Wikieditor-toolbar-help-heading-description/gom-latn&action=edit because of this lock).

What you can do is to prepare a list of those message in a thread on your talk page, with links to these messages, then your proposed translation.

Then ask to a site admin (here in this Support) to insert these translations (make sure you give the correct language code at end of each link going to the edit page that you see locked): give him a link to your message thread.

I suppose they are locked because of an old "cascading option" from a "full protection" because of links present in a Javascript/CSS/JSON page. The effective protection does not just require the "editinterface" right as indicated, there must be another protection.

This is another effect of the recent "incorrect caching" bug in this wiki since September (which occured in the "Memcached" server, not in the SQL server itself). When I visit https://translatewiki.net/w/i.php?title=MediaWiki:Wikieditor-toolbar-help-heading-description/gom-latn&action=info (from the "information about this page" link in the side bar), I do not see any cascaded protection.

Verdy p (talk)15:23, 4 November 2019

Thanks @Verdy p:. It will be quite tedious to create a list of links and translations for around 70 messages. Do you think that bug will be resolved soon and would it be better for me to wait for some time until I am able to edit the messages directly?

The Discoverer (talk)12:01, 7 November 2019

You do not have permission to edit this page, for the following reason:

The action you have requested is limited to users in the group: Users.


You can view and copy the source of this page.

Return to Thread:Support/Cannot save translations due to editinterface right/reply (8).

Thanks a lot for your detailed answer @Verdy p:. I will do as you say.

The Discoverer (talk)10:53, 13 November 2019