- Go to https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
- Type "User:MarkT" into the search bar in the upper right
- Observe infinite spinning wheel of doom while waiting for an autocomplete
A. repo/resources/wikibase.ui.entitysearch.js is the spot where the search bar is hijacked, turning it into a search for only Wikidata items. Did I say Wikidata? Yes. Because...
B. repo/resources/jquery.wikibase/jquery.wikibase.entityselector.js has a default entity type of 'item', and there doesn't appear to be any configuration for adding or overriding.
C. It would be great if not only we could configure the entitysearch widget to work for mediainfo entities, but also put the normal suggestions (for user pages, project pages, etc.) alongside them somehow. I suspect that may be a UX thing we haven't figured out yet, given the current state of search.
This is a pretty major user-facing breaking change due to the SDC rollout today, it would be super to fix it up ASAP.