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Special:Contributions&target= fails on mobile
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In desktop, this works:
Clicking "Mobile view" with advanced mobile contributions disabled gives
&target=PrimeHunter is ignored. It produces the same error message as :

"Bad username given
Cannot look for contributions without a user or with a user that does not exist." works.
I don't know whether any default MediaWiki features generate url's with Special:Contributions&target=
I got the url from a gadget
The url form is documented without mentioning mobile at

An enwiki search of "Special:Contributions&target=" currently gives 26,466 results:"Special%3AContributions%26target%3D"&title=Special:Search&profile=all&fulltext=1

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Jdlrobson subscribed.

Known issue. The mobile substitution was only meant to be temporary. A big overhaul of the special page in core is needed (see T122305) but that's a big time investment (which might happen this year). We are not planning to invest any more time in this alternate version of the page.

T186760 is also planned as a way to disable this substitution as a short term measure.

Change 499864 had a related patch set uploaded (by Jdlrobson; owner: Jdlrobson):
[mediawiki/extensions/MobileFrontend@master] Remove the SpecialMobile(History|Contributions) page and use the core versions

Change 499864 abandoned by Jdlrobson:
Remove the SpecialMobile(Watchlist|History|Contributions) page and use the core versions

I have an idea for simple fix to this, since the big switch is clearly not happening anytime soon.

Change 631932 had a related patch set uploaded (by Ammarpad; owner: Ammarpad):
[mediawiki/extensions/MobileFrontend@master] MobileFrontend: Respect &target query parameter

Change 631932 merged by jenkins-bot:
[mediawiki/extensions/MobileFrontend@master] MobileFrontend: Respect &target query parameter