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Bug 11015 - Category tree should show a better error message when an error page is returned from the server
Category tree should show a better error message when an error page is return...
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
CategoryTree (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Normal minor (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Depends on:
Blocks:
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Reported: 2007-08-21 14:34 UTC by Huji
Modified: 2007-08-25 15:23 UTC (History)
0 users

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


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Screen shot of the error message (14.63 KB, image/png)
2007-08-21 14:34 UTC, Huji
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Description Huji 2007-08-21 14:34:17 UTC
Created attachment 4023 [details]
Screen shot of the error message

I was expanding some subcategories in the category tree, on Simple English wikipedia, when I got what you can see in the attached image. I think it would be a good idea to update the CategoryTree extensions (or maybe the AJAX functions of MW itself, in a way that a more user friendly message is shown in such (although rare) occasions when the server doesn't returned the data in the expected format.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2007-08-22 22:03:29 UTC
Heh.

That _shouldn't_ happen; the AJAX call code _should_ be detecting that it get an error response and not pass back the rest of the contents to the high-level code.

It may not be properly checking, though. :)
Comment 2 Brion Vibber 2007-08-25 15:23:48 UTC
Ok, CategoryTree itself is choosing to display the raw text as an error message, interesting. :)

I've changed this to make a nice clean error message and a retry link in r25135.

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