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[CONSULTATION] Invite feedback from volunteers developers and staff about proposed MediaWiki:BlockedExternalDomains.json API
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This task involves the work of consulting with volutneer and staff developers about the MediaWiki:BlockedExternalDomains.json API T349261 is proposing, made possible by T337431.

Decision(s) to be made

This consultation is grounded in us needing to decide the following...

  1. What – if any – adjustments will we make prior to implementing and deploying the initial API T349261 is proposing?

Learning objectives

  • 1. What - if any – use cases could/does the proposed API (T349261) not support?
  • 2. Do people think the API is sufficiently constrained to be immediately useful while being open-ended enough to accommodate a new use cases we can envision and have not yet planned to build?


This section will eventually contain who, where, and how we'll invite volunteers to share feedback about the API T349261 is proposing.

IDAudienceOutreach channel(s)Notes
1.People who have worked on + participated in discussions about the initial MediaWiki:BlockedExternalDomains.json implementation
2.People who have built gadgets/scripts/abuse filters/templates/etc. that depend on offering people feedback about the links they're attempting to add

Event Timeline

Per what the Editing Team discussed offline on 13 November 2023, we are going to defer the consultation this ticket describes for now and revisit this ticket once we prioritize work on T352061.


  1. The API T349261 will introduce will not introduce any new data structures/information architecture seeing as how the data it's calling is already structured
  2. We are not yet signaling that the API T349261 will introduce is fit for external use. That work, and this consultation, will happen when we prioritize work on T352061.