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mw.wikibase.getBestStatements() should not return values which are definitely wrong
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Description

List of steps to reproduce (step by step, including full links if applicable):

What happens?:

  • If these values are used in a Lua script, they can cause runtime errors because the programmers expect to get only checked values.

What should have happened instead?:

  • In any case, mw.wikibase.getBestStatements() should return only checked values because they should be the best ones.

Possible ways to treat values which are definitely wrong:

  • Refuse the upload of wrong values,
  • Downgrade theses values from normal or preferred rank to low rank,
  • Check against regex rules,
  • Use additional functions which are more effective than regex rules, for instance for url and email addresses.
  • At de-voy, in case of urls we are using for some modules the module Module:UrlCheck but this should not the preferred method to handle such wrong values because it is time-consuming.

Software version (if not a Wikimedia wiki), browser information, screenshots, other information, etc.:

  • Wikivoyage, Firefox 100

By the way, data quality plays an important role for general acceptance of Wikidata, especially in the Wikipedias.