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Bug 11673 - Unknown_action error should return an error object
Unknown_action error should return an error object
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
API (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Normal normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Yuri Astrakhan
:
: 14942 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks:
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Reported: 2007-10-15 19:45 UTC by Russell Blau
Modified: 2008-07-27 14:05 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


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Description Russell Blau 2007-10-15 19:45:16 UTC
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/api.php?action=none results in a text error message:

unknown_action: Unrecognised value for parameter 'action'

To be consistent with the treatment of other errors, it really should return a formatted response (in XML, or JSON, or whatever format has been selected) with an "error" attribute.
Comment 1 Daniel Cannon (AmiDaniel) 2007-10-26 05:12:49 UTC
Yes, it definitely should. I'm having a really hard time trying to diagnose this bug -- the code is clearly trying to produce a formatted message, but not succeeding for reasons unknown to me. Hopefully Yuri can figure it out better than I can :) Changing severity to "normal"--when a user requests an xml document and doesn't get one back, even if he specified an invalid parameter (or possibly a parameter that will be implemented in later versions, but hasn't been yet), that's a real problem, not a request for a trivial enhancement.
Comment 2 Bryan Tong Minh 2008-04-05 19:32:52 UTC
Fixed in r32824.
Comment 3 Bryan Tong Minh 2008-07-27 14:05:07 UTC
*** Bug 14942 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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