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Feature request: watchlist feed parameter for mobile frontend diff links
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Watchlists can be accessed via rss/atom feeds as described in https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/API:Watchlist_feed. Feeds can already be customized with a bunch of URL parameters. Unfortunately, there is no option available yet to fetch the feed with diff links to the mobile frontend instead of the desktop frontend. When the watchlist feed is used on mobile (small screen) devices, it would be very useful to have a feed parameter to toggle to mobile frontend diff links.

Expected behavior: when used with &mobileview=1 (or similar parameter name), the feed comes with diff links like https://m.wikidata.org/w/index.php?title=xyz&diff=123 instead of https://www.wikidata.org/w/index.php?title=xyz&diff=123. I guess the same behavior can easily be implemented for other projects than Wikidata, of course.

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I'm not sure I understand the request here. Can you elaborate?

I use an rss app on my smartphone to track changes on my watchlists. The feed items link to the corresponding diff page of the edit for a more detailed inspection -- in desktop view, which looks really bad on a small screen (4.3 inch). It would thus be useful if there was an option to retrieve the feed with links to the mobile interface, so that it displays the mobile diff page as in mobile view.

I see! Thanks for explaining. Out of curiousity, what kind of links does the RSS feed produce - can you provide an example URL? Would it help if they redirected on mobile to the mobile site? Could this be the same problem as T154227 ?

Also sorry this task has been neglected so long! Somehow it slipped through our net.

MisterSynergy added a comment.EditedApr 16 2017, 9:02 AM

It looks related to T154227, but I'm not sure whether this is actually the same problem.

Diff page URLs in the standard Mediawiki RSS feed look like this (arbitrary example): https://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Skull&diff=164584307 . If this link was automatically redirected to a mobile diff view on small screens, I would already be happy. Typically Mediawiki can do this as far as I know, but it does not happen for whatever reason in the case of diff pages.

I've updated the description of T154227 to ensure the redirect gets taken care of.