There've been some worries expressed on the changeset comments, namely:
* changing the JSON OpenSearch behavior changes MediaWiki's search box
suggestion behavior, and right now it may be unclear just what's going on
a) do this change, but also change the search suggestion module that uses
the JSON OpenSearch to use the old behavior
b) do a similar change that switches the XML default to the old JSON
c) cancel this changeset and go improve the search dropdown frontend before
tweaking this again?
On Thu, Feb 12, 2015 at 2:29 PM, Brion Vibber <bvibber(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
I've got a changeset in code review to make the
resolution behavior of action=opensearch consistent between JSON and
Originally the JSON version did not resolve redirects as it was easier to
implement that way, while the XML implementation was separately written and
did resolution in order to improve display of content snippets. Content
snippets are now included in JSON as well as XML since the implementations
were merged, and in general it seems to be better behavior to be consistent
across data formats for the same requests.
The original behavior can be obtained by supplying an explicit
'redirects=return' parameter to the API request.
Are there any compatibility worries here?