Please note that this is a breaking change for bots!
It is decided that the module wbsetitem will change from the present
"short form" in the json structure to a "long form". Exactly how the
long form will be is still a bit open, but it will be closer to the
json output format. The changes also makes it possible to use a
key-less format as the language and site id will be available inside
the long form.
The following short form will be WRONG in the future
This long form will be RIGHT in the future
And also this will be RIGHT
New modules may use a long form if they support json input, but that
for the future.
In some cases it seems necessary to add flags for what to do with
individual fields, but perhaps we can avoid it. (Typically for
adding/removing aliases, but it could also be necessary for other
There are also a new "clear" URL argument that will clear the content
of an item and make it possible to rebuild it from scratch. Default
behavior is NOT to clear the content, but to incrementally build on
the existing item.
Also note that use of [no]usekeys in the URL is not supported anymore.