Last modified: 2007-08-25 15:23:48 UTC

Wikimedia Bugzilla is closed!

Wikimedia has migrated from Bugzilla to Phabricator. Bug reports should be created and updated in Wikimedia Phabricator instead. Please create an account in Phabricator and add your Bugzilla email address to it.
Wikimedia Bugzilla is read-only. If you try to edit or create any bug report in Bugzilla you will be shown an intentional error message.
In order to access the Phabricator task corresponding to a Bugzilla report, just remove "static-" from its URL.
You could still run searches in Bugzilla or access your list of votes but bug reports will obviously not be up-to-date in Bugzilla.
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...
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
CategoryTree (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal minor (vote)
: ---
Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
  Show dependency treegraph
Reported: 2007-08-21 14:34 UTC by Huji
Modified: 2007-08-25 15:23 UTC (History)
0 users

See Also:
Web browser: ---
Mobile Platform: ---
Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---

Screen shot of the error message (14.63 KB, image/png)
2007-08-21 14:34 UTC, Huji

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

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.

Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.