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Scope documentation misstates purpose of wbformatentities module
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UI focused modules

The existing modules serve mainly as part of the Wikibase UI editing and display workflow and are not deemed to be used much externally.

  • wbformatentities
  • wbformatvalue
  • wbparsevalue

It’s true that wbformatvalue and wbparsevalue are used by the Wikibase UI, but that’s not the case for wbformatentities. That module is not called within Wikibase at all; it was expressly added for use by third-party code (T207484: API to efficiently format large numbers of entity IDs).

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