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On Fri, Apr 10, 2020 at 2:43 PM Kaartic Sivaraam <
> Is there any MediaWiki API that could be used for a proper
> case-insensitive category title search? Or is this still something that
> doesn't exist yet?
> For some context, I'm asking this for a feature request in the
> Commons Android app that asks for a case insensitive category title
> search. In case you're wondering where category search comes into
> picture in the app, adding appropriate categories for an image is part
> of the upload flow.
> I wonder that such an API doesn't exist yet for the following reasons:
> A) The exhaustive search for such an API wasn't fruitful. The closest we
> got was using `generator=search` with `srsearch=intitle:$SEARCH_TERM`
> and `srnamespace=14` (14 is the id for category namespace in Commons).
> But it's not a proper category search as it is essentially a search for
> pages existing in Category namespace. See  for why it's not a proper
> category search.
> B) I saw "T59302 Suggest case insensitive results when searching for
> categories to add" which is still open. In particular the comment in
> the ticket pointed to by .
> So, is my understanding that an API for case-insensitive category title
> search doesn't exist correct? Or am I missing something?
> : https://github.com/commons-app/apps-android-commons/issues/3179
> : https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T59302#2707969
> : https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T59302
> : https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T59302#3977813
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