Ad Strack van Schijndel | 21 Jul 16:27 2016

Specific search page


It seems that a search always leads to Special:Search, no matter what. That has to do with the search
parameter in the url. 
Is there an elegant way to make a search request go to another search page?

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Twerp Number Nine | 19 Jul 06:59 2016

Vektor Skin

Hey there

is the Vektor skin still maintained? I did an update on the 1.26 branch 
today and was surprised to see that the Vektor skin did not work with it 
... that broke the style of my page. Therefore I am a bit curious 
whether it is still maintained. The MW-Wiki entry looks a bit abandoned.

persistente anomie

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christian.ludt | 14 Jul 16:13 2016

[ED] Values split if non-ASCII

Dear all,

a colleague of mine described the following issue at
and I was able to find the root cause.

When retrieving XML (did not check other formats), and the actual value is non-ASCII, the XML parser calls
the data handler for each piece (see So, let's
assume the value is "grün" or "journée", the data handler is called twice for each of these values (1.
"gr", 2. "ün", or 1. "journ", 2. "ée", resp.).

The data handler in get_web_data for XML is
The current implementation of getContent adds a new element to the $edgXMLValues[$edgCurrentXMLTag]
array every time it is called. So, it creates new elements for each piece.

My understanding is that only multi values should end up in different buckets:


should end up as

$edgXMLValues['color'][0] = 'blau'
$edgXMLValues['color'][1] = 'grün'
$edgXMLValues['color'][2] = 'rot'
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Daniel Barrett | 12 Jul 16:49 2016

phpunit says "Extension mysql is required"?

What does it mean when I run MediaWiki unit tests on my server, and phpunit skips some tests with this error:

  Extension mysql is required

This is on a fully working MediaWiki server with mySQL installed, running on Ubuntu 16.04.

$ mysql --version
mysql  Ver 14.14 Distrib 5.7.12, for Linux (x86_64) using  EditLine wrapper

$ dpkg -s php-mysql
Package: php-mysql
Status: install ok installed

Thank you,

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Jeroen De Dauw | 12 Jul 16:01 2016

Semantic MediaWiki 2.4 released!

Hello everyone,

We are happy to announce the immediate availability of the fifth feature
release in the Semantic MediaWiki 2.x series.

Semantic MediaWiki 2.4 is a feature release that adds many new features,
brings numerous enhancements and fixes a good amount of bugs. It does not
contain any breaking changes, so upgrading is both easy and recommended.

## Highlights

### Support for multiple languages

Added support for multilingual content
This includes the introduction of the monolongual text datatype
a new special
property to describe properties
and the new Semantic Interlanguage Links extension

### Pattern based constraints

Added support for constraint specification using regular expressions
(#1417). The use of regular expressions and thus the Allows pattern
property to express a constraint assignment is restricted to users with the
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scout morciano | 2 Jul 14:44 2016

403 Forbidden error if i use table header (!)

in my mediawiki installation if i try to update or create a page that
contain tables with header (!)
i receive this error:

403 Forbidden
You do not have permission to access this document.

The Web Server 

in the past i have created and modified many page with table header without
any problem.

i think that this problem came from a mediawiki update or hosting provider
software update.

any solution?

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Jim Hu | 29 Jun 17:20 2016

HTMLForm radio buttons onchange submit?

Using HTMLForm, Is there a way to auto-submit the form when a radio button selection is changed?

Jim Hu
Dept. of Biochemistry and Biophysics
2128 TAMU
Texas A&M Univ.
College Station, TX 77843-2128

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william peñaloza | 28 Jun 22:08 2016

error de pywikibot


e tratado de configurar pywikibot pero al momento de darle la orden me da como respuesta

Error: Python module httplib2 >= 0.6.0 is required.

como hago para solucionarlo

gracias por su apoyo y colaboración



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goofball | 28 Jun 19:15 2016

MediaWiki randomly throwing 'Exception encountered, of type "Error"'


This may be a repost, but it says on my other one that it was not accepted.

I have MediaWiki installed on a Windows Server 2012. For the most part, the
page works fine, however, randomly the page will not load and give me an
error stating 'Exception encountered, of type "Error"'. I have found no
documentation on this error online, and turning on backtracing does not seem
to help either, except for telling me that usually a class is not found. For
example, when attempting to login, it will usually work, but occassionally
will break and say "Class 'UserPasswordPolicy' not found". 

I currently have a workaround, but that involves restarting the server
completely, which is obviously not ideal. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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Jeroen De Dauw | 25 Jun 22:13 2016

Semantic MediaWiki 2.4 - first release candidate

Hey all,

I am happy to announce the first release candidate for Semantic MediaWiki 2.4.
This is a development version - do NOT use it in production.

Semantic MediaWiki 2.4 is the first feature release after SMW 2.3. It
brings new functionality, enhancements and stability improvements. Since it
is a feature release, it does not include any breaking changes.

Preliminary release notes:
Compatibility tables:

This release candidate is meant to gather feedback and to allow you to do
testing against the new version. You can try out the new features on the
SMW sandbox wiki at, or upgrade your
own wiki. If you find any issues, please report them on our issue tracker:

The target for the actual 2.4 release is July 3rd. You can follow the
release process in this tracking issue:

### Upgrading instructions ###

If you are using SMW via Composer, update the version in your composer.json
to "~2.4 <at> rc" and run "composer update".

If you are using the tarballs, you can download SMW 2.4 RC1 here:
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Jeroen De Dauw | 25 Jun 22:11 2016

SubPageList 1.4 released

Hey all,

I am happy to announce the immediate availability of SubPageList 1.4 [0].
This release features support for redirects, and improved alphabetic
sorting. It also drops support for MediaWiki older than 1.23 and PHP older
than 5.5.

You can view the changes in the release notes [1]. Installation
instructions are unchanged. Upgrading can be done by running "composer
update". Consult the installation instructions [2] for more information.



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Software craftsmanship advocate | Developer at Wikimedia Germany
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