Will the error mention to users they need to use the hook and point them to a wiki page for more information?

On Mon, Jul 22, 2019 at 3:52 AM Léa Lacroix <lea.lacroix@wikimedia.de> wrote:

Hello all,

This message is important for people who still use the config value mw.config.get( 'wbEntity') in their tools or scripts. This value, deprecated for two years, will be completely dropped on July 24th.

The config value mw.config.get( 'wbEntity') has been deprecated in order to improve the page load time, especially on large Items. Currently, a significant proportion of the HTML on every entity page is generated by this value. Dropping wbEntity completely will make the first paint (time needed to load the page) faster, and will better utilize the server and client cache.

If your code is still using mw.config.get( 'wbEntity'), you can replace it by the hook wikibase.entityPage.entityLoaded (see an example here).

On Wednesday, July 24th, we will drop mw.config.get( 'wbEntity') from Wikidata’s codebase and calling the value will result in an error.

If you have any questions or need help, feel free to leave a comment under the related task.

Thanks for your understanding,

Léa Lacroix
Project Manager Community Communication for Wikidata

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