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Anonymous users can't pick language on wikidata.org
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Description

Anonymous users should be able to pick their language on wikidata.org. Since this also controls the language the user views and edits content in, this is an essential part of wikidata's functionality.

As discussed in bug 41451, this is not trivial to implement because of the way the web caches (squids) work. A solution is proposed in bug 42159, but since this also requires configuration changes (for the wiki, and possibly also for squids), this here ticket was created to track the issue.


Version: unspecified
Severity: major
Whiteboard: UniversalLanguageSelector-fixed
See Also:
https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=41451
https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=42159
https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=56464

Details

Reference
bz42186

Event Timeline

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daniel created this task.Nov 16 2012, 10:55 AM
  • Bug 43471 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

This is nothing that could be solved by ops - removing keyword.

TTO added a comment.Jul 22 2013, 5:30 AM

Now that bug 42159 is fixed, what needs to be done? Shell?

(In reply to comment #3)

Now that bug 42159 is fixed, what needs to be done? Shell?

Magic, rather. Nobody knows what needs to be done, AFAIK.

It is possible for an anonymous user to select the language from the Sidebar on wikidata.org. Closing that bug.

Maybe there should be bugs opened for ULS, as it does not behave as expected in that case.

(In reply to comment #5)

It is possible for an anonymous user to select the language from the Sidebar
on
wikidata.org. Closing that bug.

Note: that's a user hack imported from Commons, not a proper solution.

So, if we want to allow anonymous users to choose the interface language on Portuguese Wikipedia (e.g. to change from pt to pt-BR), is that possible right now?

What configuration change should we request?

(In reply to comment #7)

So, if we want to allow anonymous users to choose the interface language on
Portuguese Wikipedia (e.g. to change from pt to pt-BR), is that possible
right
now?

No.

What configuration change should we request?

None. You can import the ugly gadget from Commons.

(In reply to comment #7)

So, if we want to allow anonymous users to choose the interface language on
Portuguese Wikipedia (e.g. to change from pt to pt-BR), is that possible
right
now?

No and this is not what this bug is about.