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Pass the relevant and necessary context information to UserBlockedError
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UserBlockedError passes the global request context to the block methods that format errors.

We can improve on this:

  • Only the user, language and IP are needed
  • These should be passed in by the caller where possible (i.e. Actions, EditPage, SpecialPages)

We should make these improvements after the block formatter service is introduced in T227174.

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Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptOct 2 2019, 12:06 AM

Change 538452 had a related patch set uploaded (by Tchanders; owner: Tchanders):
[mediawiki/core@master] Allow user, language and IP to be passed to UserBlockedError

Change 538452 merged by jenkins-bot:
[mediawiki/core@master] Allow user, language and IP to be passed to UserBlockedError

dom_walden added a subscriber: dom_walden.

As part of T227007#5598774 I tested how block error messages look in most of the places in the code that we changed, including in different languages. Missing, I think, SpecialRevisionDelete and SpecialUserrights.

I have briefly tested SpecialRevisionDelete and SpecialUserrights on test as an admin with a database block on my user.

dbarratt closed this task as Resolved.Oct 23 2019, 3:15 PM