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Support Media Help namespace in the summary endpoint
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Steps to reproduce

  1. Go to the Finnish orthography article.
  2. Tap media help.

Expected results

It's Android and it just works so no help ever needed.

Actual results

Link is shown and tapping it isn't too helpful.

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Environments observed

Device model: Phone | Tracfone LG Ultimate 2 (LGL41C) | Android KitKat 4.4.2 (API 19)
Device language: English

Event Timeline

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perhaps we should consider disabling link previews for Wikipedia: namespace?

@Dbrant, this is silly but I didn't realize these help links were leveraging the link preview code. It would be fine to suppress link previews for this namespace AFAIK but I think we should also hide the whole troubleshooting tip, "Problem playing this file? See media help."

MBinder_WMF set the point value for this task to 1.May 18 2016, 7:34 PM

Change 659787 had a related patch set uploaded (by Vadim Kovalenko; owner: Vadim Kovalenko):
[mediawiki/services/mobileapps@master] Remove media help block for mobiles

I just want to point that this comes from Templates in English Wikipedia and not necessarily will be the same in other wikis. Also, these templates are maintained by the community and any fixes are inherently unstable.

Maybe it's worthwhile to have a follow-up task to support Help namespace.

Hi, @Dbrant , @LGoto ! Could you please tell if the mentioned change in the current task ("Media help should not be displayed") and in this one: ("References in Spanish Wikipedia shouldn't have columns") need to be made on the mobile app level or do we need (can we ?) to change the templates ? Thanks!

MSantos renamed this task from Media help should not be displayed to Support Media Help namespace in the summary endpoint.Jul 14 2022, 9:19 AM
MSantos moved this task from Needs Decision to Needs Triage on the Page Content Service board.
MSantos added subscribers: JTannerWMF, JMinor.

This is still happening in Android and iOS on the other hand is solving this by opening a web view for the unsupported namespaces, I wonder if we could keep it consistent between apps cc/ @JMinor and @JTannerWMF

Meanwhile, the actual fix is to support the Media help namespace in the summary endpoint and we will look into its feasibility.

Change 659787 abandoned by Vadim Kovalenko:

[mediawiki/services/mobileapps@master] Remove media help block for mobiles


Patch for this ticket is irrelevant because Media help namespace should be supported in the summary endpoint.