autoblock parameter not working with action=block
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Author: wikimedia-bugreports

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It seems that the autoblock parameter in block requests does not work, at least not on german wikinews. I've sniffed my request and the autoblock parameter is clearly contained, but the resulting block always has autoblock deactivated.


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bzimport created this task.Sep 5 2008, 10:42 AM

Does the API result have the autoblock flag set? As in

<block user="Bob" userID="147" expiry="20070906231113" reason="Time out" nocreate="" noemail="" autoblock="" />

wikimedia-bugreports wrote:

Yes it has:

<block user="Kju (Test)" userID="2872" expiry="2008-09-05T15:48:41Z" reason="Test fuer Debugging durch Entwickler" nocreate="" autoblock="" />

But:

16:48 <@rc> [[Spezial:Log/block]] block * Kju * sperrte »[[Benutzer:Kju (Test)]]«

für den Zeitraum: 1 Stunde (Erstellung von Benutzerkonten gesperrt, 
Autoblock deaktiviert): Test fuer Debugging durch Entwickler

............^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ (Autoblock deactivated)

One question unrelated to the problem: I notice that you have another format for the date time in your example. Is that configurable in the api request?

(In reply to comment #2)

Yes it has:

<block user="Kju (Test)" userID="2872" expiry="2008-09-05T15:48:41Z"
reason="Test fuer Debugging durch Entwickler" nocreate="" autoblock="" />

But:

16:48 <@rc> [[Spezial:Log/block]] block * Kju * sperrte »[[Benutzer:Kju
(Test)]]«

für den Zeitraum: 1 Stunde (Erstellung von Benutzerkonten

gesperrt,

Autoblock deaktiviert): Test fuer Debugging durch Entwickler

............^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ (Autoblock deactivated)

My guess would be that you're not allowed to autoblock people then. I'll look into the block code.

One question unrelated to the problem: I notice that you have another format
for the date time in your example. Is that configurable in the api request?

No, that's a bug. All API modules now use the ISO 8601 (2008-09-05T15:48:41Z) format.

wikimedia-bugreports wrote:

When using the webinterface i am certainly allowed to autoblock people:

16:56 <@rc> [[Spezial:Log/block]] block * Kju * sperrte »[[Benutzer:Kju (Test)]]«

für den Zeitraum: 1min (Erstellung von Benutzerkonten gesperrt): manueller 
test

(In reply to comment #4)

When using the webinterface i am certainly allowed to autoblock people:

16:56 <@rc> [[Spezial:Log/block]] block * Kju * sperrte »[[Benutzer:Kju
(Test)]]«

für den Zeitraum: 1min (Erstellung von Benutzerkonten gesperrt):

manueller

test

On which wiki is this?

wikimedia-bugreports wrote:

(In reply to comment #5)

On which wiki is this?

dewikinews

(In reply to comment #6)

(In reply to comment #5)
> On which wiki is this?

dewikinews

It turns out not to matter, as it was caused by misspelling "Autoblock" as "AutoBlock" in the API. Fixed in r40494.

wikimedia-bugreports wrote:

I just want to thank you and state that i'm really impressed that you fixed the three bugs discovered by me (one yesterday, two today) in virtually no time. Thanks for the good work and thanks for making the API finally usable for all tasks script writers might need.

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