The Structured Data team is planning to extract existing code for the Media Search feature out of WikibaseMediaInfo into a separate extension (see parent task). One aspect of this will be transferring messages from WBMI to the new MediaSearch extension. This will include removing Media Search-specific messages from files in the WBMI i18n directory and adding them to the MediaSearch extension, and removing the entire i18n/api directory and all its files from WBMI and moving them to MediaSearch.
We need to coordinate this work on 2 levels:
- Avoid either duplicating or missing messages in production during the switch from WBMI to MediaSearch
- Ensure we're not creating a negative experience on translatewiki.net