Hey, I've created https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T115414
$wgEnableAPI. Quoting the bug:
By now, MediaWiki is severely crippled without the API, with most of
interesting extensions relying on the API, it becomes more and more
problematic to disable it. Now it's probably fair to say that wikis that do
that are just shooting their own feet off for no good reason. Therefore, I
propose to officially declare that MW does not support working without the
API and remove this very setting.
Please state your opinions on this.
Max Semenik ([[User:MaxSem]])