Last modified: 2007-08-25 15:23:48 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.
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. :)
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.