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Bug 9482 - API no longer provides a watchlist
API no longer provides a watchlist
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
API (Other open bugs)
PC Linux
: Normal normal with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2007-04-02 15:29 UTC by Paolo Liberatore
Modified: 2009-12-30 05:20 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Paolo Liberatore 2007-04-02 15:29:16 UTC
Up to few days ago, it was possible to retrive the watchlist via the
action=query and list=watchlist parameters of api.php. This no longer works, and
this feature is not even mentioned in the help screen. I checked the API code on
svn, but it seems to me that no significant change has been done recently.
Comment 1 ais523 2007-04-02 15:34:55 UTC
action=feedwatchlist appears to no longer work or appear on the help screen 
Comment 2 Rob Church 2007-04-08 07:53:55 UTC
Appears to work fine in trunk as of r21103...
Comment 3 Paolo Liberatore 2007-04-10 10:05:17 UTC
Here is an answer I got from a couple
of days ago: "Domas removed it because it "failed to conform to db standards"
and advised developers to "just use Special:Watchlist", which sucks, but sobeit.
Unless it is completely rewritten to conform to db standards (not use the master
db, but instead use that dedicated to watchlists, etc.), it will be gone."
Comment 4 Yuri Astrakhan 2007-05-19 04:18:11 UTC
I have committed the change to select 'watchlist' database pool for all watchlist queries. A root needs to validate and change the server settings.
Comment 5 Yuri Astrakhan 2007-05-19 16:13:37 UTC

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