Thanks Amir... I'm perfectly fine.   I am just wondering and worrying about "others" that might not get the hint on what/where the error is coming from and how to resolve.

On Mon, Jul 22, 2019 at 12:10 PM Amir Sarabadani <> wrote:
Unfortunately not, this is due to technical limitations plus the fact that it has been giving depreciation warning and link to the hook for two years now (you can try it by running me.config.get('wbEntity') in your console). It's time to pull the plug. 

Javascript code is explicitly mentioned as an unstable interface (while javascript hooks are considered stable) in the public interface policy.

On Mon, Jul 22, 2019, 18:57 Thad Guidry <> wrote:
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 <> 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
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