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Bug 22601 - Change AssertEdit error display
Change AssertEdit error display
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
Blocks: noncoreapi
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Reported: 2010-02-21 01:25 UTC by Giftpflanze
Modified: 2011-01-25 00:23 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Giftpflanze 2010-02-21 01:25:14 UTC
Please turn on the Mediawiki extension AssertEdit on Wikipedia which is said on the English Wikipedia project page “Creating a bot” to be enabled on Wikipedia. When appending assert/nassert to the GET/POST parameters to index.php/api.php that should definitely fail, the site is delivered instead of denying it. Alternatively confirm that AssertEdit isn’t used with Wikipedia (anymore), so that one can correct that information on said Wikipedia page.
Comment 1 Sam Reed (reedy) 2010-02-21 01:27:14 UTC

It's listed as included into the site...
Comment 2 Gurch 2010-02-21 02:34:33 UTC
AssertEdit affects editing, not viewing. -- normal -- assertion error message
Comment 3 Sam Reed (reedy) 2010-02-21 16:36:55 UTC
As an aside to this (ie it's not possible to tell if AssertEdit is installed via the Api help), i'm making a api documentation module for it...
Comment 4 Giftpflanze 2010-02-21 18:03:48 UTC
1. You were right: I forgot to use it with a modifying action. My fault.

2. As I play with it: Can the API return the assert *result* also as a MediaWiki-API-Error in the HTML header lines, or generally as an *error*? Or could this not be done due to the result/error implementation style? A failed assertion is not harmless and almost always (assert=user) returns in a login, doesn’t it?
Comment 5 Sam Reed (reedy) 2010-02-22 20:52:13 UTC
	if ( $assertName != '' ) {
		$pass = AssertEdit::callAssert( $assertName, false );
		if ( !$pass ) 
			$result['assert'] = $assertName;

Currently, it just adds it... Adding to the results for the API, but not actually failing (leaving that upto the user etc etc)...

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