Meta: The Issue may be too vague or may not use the "right" terms. Feel free to improve it and/or ask
Need: It should be possible to identify which error message (or any other data send back from the API) concerns which data in different granularities.
This might be particularly relevant when Wikibase is used in Projects aside of Wikidata since they might need e.g. a different UI or different specialized API requests compared to Wikidata.
Problem: When data is entered and send and the API reacts to this data (e.g. with an error message, a success message etc.) the data send back as reaction may concern a specific part of the send data (represented in the UI e.g. via an input field) – e.g. a specific value in a is illicit and that value was part of a larger piece of data which was send to the backend.
It is currently not possible to expose to the user which part of the data or which input field contains the problematic data.
Solution: We should aim for (optionally) atomizing/decoupling UI, data that is send and data which is send back. This would enable to implement more useful error messages, notifications and potentially other functionality.