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From: Yuvi Panda <yuvipanda@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 9:05 PM


Account creation[1] was enabled on Wikimedia wikis a few weeks ago.
There is a bug[2] in the implementation that returns status codes in
all lower case ('success', 'needtoken') rather than in CamelCase
('Success', 'NeedToken'), which is what all other parts of the API
use. There is a patch[3] that will make action=createaccount behave
similar to the other actions.

If you have code that uses action=createaccount, you might have to
tweak your client to uppercase a few characters.

[1]: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/API:Account_creation
[2]: https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=61663
[3]: https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/114473/
Yuvi Panda T

Brad Jorsch (Anomie)
Software Engineer
Wikimedia Foundation