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Bug 18189 - Request for &rvdiffprop in &prop=revisions to fetch diff info (size)
Request for &rvdiffprop in &prop=revisions to fetch diff info (size)
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
API (Other open bugs)
1.15.x
All All
: Low enhancement (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: 2009-03-26 23:55 UTC by Splarka
Modified: 2014-10-25 17:19 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


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Description Splarka 2009-03-26 23:55:03 UTC
It would be useful to be able to return the size of a diff and/or cache status before actually preloading it via the browser. For example:

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/api.php?action=query&prop=revisions&revids=279481248&rvdiffto=279702980

This generates 168k gzipped, but in actuality it is 5.5 megs plaintext.

With &rvdiffinfo it would be nice, if the diff is already cached, to show the size (and possibly titles, cache key, other diff info) without necessarily fetching it.

I am ambivalent on whether it would be a good idea to return the info if the diff is not cached, as that would involve generating it, and might be a bad practice (that they could then generate huge diffs without having to download them). Probably if it is not cached, the user should get a cached=false or notcached="" parameter, so they know they must &rvdiffto to generate it first.
Comment 1 Andre Klapper 2014-10-25 17:19:56 UTC
I wonder if there is any relation to (fixed) https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=37301 for user contribs and if that fixed one would make it easier to implement this request here?

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