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authorJakub Klinkovsk√Ĺ <j.l.k@gmx.com>2015-07-26 15:23:26 +0200
committerJakub Klinkovsk√Ĺ <j.l.k@gmx.com>2015-07-26 15:23:26 +0200
commit6eebbcdd365da67494bd3dbb39bc2b79d7e1984e (patch)
treeb38e9ebfefcdc7503bb95e9fe34eb892ef3248ef /extensions
parente26bae3a1fec3a12d29cc919a7998fd7b72b1e92 (diff)
Improve instructions for extensions/ArchInterWiki.sql
The instructions for interlanguage links were generalized to include all interwiki links as a preparation for merging the maintenance/arch-interwiki.sql script. The API queries were improved to use the limit=max shortcut, for continuation of queries it is better to just link to upstream because the previously described method is being deprecated.
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1 files changed, 20 insertions, 14 deletions
diff --git a/extensions/ArchInterWiki.sql b/extensions/ArchInterWiki.sql
index 08858fda..75466894 100644
--- a/extensions/ArchInterWiki.sql
+++ b/extensions/ArchInterWiki.sql
@@ -1,19 +1,25 @@
/*
- * Before deleting interlanguage links, remove them from the articles
+ * Before deleting interwiki links, remove them from the articles.
*
- * In order to find all the interlanguage links of a particular language you
- * need to do an API search, e.g.
- * https://wiki.archlinux.org/api.php?action=query&list=langbacklinks&lbllimit=500&lblprop=lltitle&lbllang=de
- * That example uses German ('de'), but for the other languages it's enough to
- * change the value of 'lbllang' to the needed language tag.
- * Note that API queries are always limited, so if a language has more than 500
- * backlinks it will be necessary to continue the search adding the
- * 'lblcontinue' attribute that appears at the bottom of the list to the
- * query string.
- * Also note that such a query does not find (all) interwiki redirects, if
- * present: a search like
- * https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php?title=Special%3ASearch&profile=advanced&limit=500&offset=0&search=%22redirect%20%5B%5Bde%3A%22&fulltext=Search&ns0=1&ns1=1&ns2=1&ns3=1&ns4=1&ns5=1&ns6=1&ns7=1&ns8=1&ns9=1&ns10=1&ns11=1&ns12=1&ns13=1&ns14=1&ns15=1&redirs=1&profile=advanced
- * should do the job instead.
+ * In order to find all the interlanguage links of a particular language, you
+ * need to do an API search, e.g.
+ * https://wiki.archlinux.org/api.php?action=query&list=langbacklinks&lbllimit=max&lblprop=lltitle&lbllang=de
+ * This example uses German ('de'), but for the other languages it is enough to
+ * change the value of 'lbllang' to the needed language tag.
+ *
+ * Interwiki links using a specific prefix can be found similarly, for example:
+ * https://wiki.archlinux.org/api.php?action=query&list=iwbacklinks&iwbllimit=max&iwblprop=iwtitle&iwblprefix=wikipedia
+ * This example uses 'wikipedia', but for other interwiki prefixes it is enough
+ * to change the value of 'iwblprefix' accordingly.
+ *
+ * Note that API queries are always limited, so if given interwiki prefix has
+ * more than 500 (or 5000 if you have the 'apihighlimits' right) backlinks, it
+ * will be necessary to continue the search as described in
+ * https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/API:Query#Continuing_queries
+ *
+ * Also note that such queries do not find (all) interwiki redirects, if
+ * present. A search like this should do the job instead:
+ * https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php?title=Special%3ASearch&profile=advanced&limit=500&offset=0&search=%22redirect%20%5B%5Bde%3A%22&fulltext=Search&ns0=1&ns1=1&ns2=1&ns3=1&ns4=1&ns5=1&ns6=1&ns7=1&ns8=1&ns9=1&ns10=1&ns11=1&ns12=1&ns13=1&ns14=1&ns15=1&redirs=1&profile=advanced
*/
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