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Visual mode for updating pagelists on Index pages, takes excessive amount of time to update if page list contains many entries.
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Description

Recently I started updating the page list for Index:Landmarks of Rensselaer County - Anderson - 1897.djvu on English Wikisource.

(https://en.wikisource.org/w/index.php?title=Index:Landmarks_of_Rensselaer_County_-_Anderson_-_1897.djvu&action=edit)

However, when I add a new page description for a page number, the tool rather than updating the pagelist, sits there for an extended period without the pagelist re-appearing or updating.

Given that a number of works on Wikisource may contain pagelists with a number of individually defined pages (typically images), the inability of the visual mode to cope with large pagelists is a limitation.

What is desired:

An update to the 'visual mode' that will allow it to appropriately cope with large page-lists, with an acceptable response time.

Event Timeline

It's getting rejected with a 414 Error for the requested URI being too long...

@ShakespeareFan00: For future reference, please follow https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/How_to_report_a_bug and include a clear list of steps to reproduce, step by step. As I unfortunately have no idea which exact steps to perform from reading the current task description. Thanks. :)

Change 646787 had a related patch set uploaded (by Sohom Datta; owner: Sohom Datta):
[mediawiki/extensions/ProofreadPage@master] Change request method of pagelist parsing API call to POST

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/646787

Change 646787 merged by jenkins-bot:
[mediawiki/extensions/ProofreadPage@master] Change request method of pagelist parsing API call to POST

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/646787

This should work as expected now.