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Update all example API requests to use formatversion=2 and https
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(this may be a duplicate)

formatversion=2 in API requests gets a cleaner better response. It's the recommended future, so we should show it in all API requests, both on-wiki and in generated getExamplesMessages(). Related, ApiSandbox needs to support formatversion (T98083) and default it to on.

Similarly, Wikimedia wikis are transitioning to only supporting https, including api.php, so all sample API URLs that show http: as the scheme should switch to https:. The {{ApiEx}} wiki template and generated getExamplesMessages() don't show the scheme.

(We also should have shown continue= in all examples to encourage the improved continue format, but that will become the default in July 2015.)

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Change 400074 had a related patch set uploaded (by Gergő Tisza; owner: Gergő Tisza):
[mediawiki/core@master] Add formatversion=2 to all API examples

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Hi. I'm Diksha and I'm an outreachy applicant. I want to contribute to this project. May I know the repository name of this task?

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@Dikshagupta99 this might not be a great task to look at as part of Outreachy. I'd suggest looking through good first task tasks and pull from there. You could filter by Platform Engineering. Let me know if I can help more!