Permission "smw-patternedit"

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User rights and groupsPermission "smw-patternedit"
  • Permission (user right): smw-patternedit
  • User group: smwcurator

Allows to edit system message "Smw allows pattern" and set up the functionality connected with it


Semantic MediaWiki 2.4.0Released on 9 July 2016 and compatible with MW 1.19.0 - 1.27.x. introduced the user group "Curator (Semantic Mediawiki)" (smwcurator) together with the "smw-patternedit" user right allowing to limit edit access to system message "Smw allows pattern".12

The "smw-patternedit" is by default only assigned to user group "Curator (Semantic Mediawiki)" (smwcurator).

This user right was introduced to manage edit permission to system message "MediaWiki:Smw allows pattern" 1 with the objective to minimize the group of users who can actively add regular expression patterns. See also the help page on special property "Allows pattern"Pattern to match a permissible value for further information.

The "smw-patternedit" user right should only be granted to trusted users that are proficient in working with regular expressions.


  1. a b  Semantic MediaWiki: GitHub pull request gh:smw:1417
  2. ^  
    GitHub commit gh:smw:4d0b9f9