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Bug 14675 - action=query should report redirects explicitly
action=query should report redirects explicitly
Status: RESOLVED INVALID
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
API (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Normal enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Roan Kattouw
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Blocks:
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Reported: 2008-06-28 14:50 UTC by Andrew Dunbar
Modified: 2008-06-29 22:46 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Andrew Dunbar 2008-06-28 14:50:12 UTC
Unless I'm missing something there is no feature for action=query to report which articles were redirects.

There is a "redirects" option which actually resolves any articles which are redirects but this unnecessarily heavyweight.

You can also use "prop=revisions" to look at the wikitext of the article but this is also heavyweight and potentially error prone since the syntax of a # REDIRECT is surprisingly variable.

The redirect data is available at sql query time for no extra cost.
Comment 1 Leslie Hoare 2008-06-28 15:36:02 UTC
Does "prop=info" do what you're asking?
Comment 2 Bryan Tong Minh 2008-06-28 19:09:43 UTC
This is possible, see <http://meta.wikimedia.org/w/api.php?action=query&prop=info&titles=RFP>

<page pageid="50390" ns="0" title="RFP" touched="2008-06-28T14:43:55Z" lastrevid="935917" counter="0" length="42" redirect="" />
Comment 3 Andrew Dunbar 2008-06-28 22:15:50 UTC
Yes prop=info does what I want. I would suggest the documentation be added. So far there is only:

* prop=info (in) *
  Get basic page information such as namespace, title, last touched date, ...

It's hard for us dummies to know that "..." includes redirect info without trial and error.
Comment 4 Roan Kattouw 2008-06-29 22:46:10 UTC
(In reply to comment #3)
> Yes prop=info does what I want. I would suggest the documentation be added. So
> far there is only:
> 
> * prop=info (in) *
>   Get basic page information such as namespace, title, last touched date, ...
> 
> It's hard for us dummies to know that "..." includes redirect info without
> trial and error.
> 

I added it to [[mw:API:Query - Properties#info_.2F_in]]
Comment 5 Roan Kattouw 2008-06-29 22:46:50 UTC
(In reply to comment #4)
> I added it to [[mw:API:Query - Properties#info_.2F_in]]
> 

Argh, should be http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/API:Query_-_Properties#info_.2F_in

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