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warning about uselang parameter should be more correct
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If you feed the API the uselang parameter (for a module other than watch or parse), the API reports invalid parameter. However, MW (before the API comes to play) uses that to set global state of $wgLang (or the fake global state of all those Context variables).

The warning should be less "Unrecognized parameter: 'uselang'" and more like "uselang parameter not explicitly allowed for this module, but may nonetheless have side effects. It is recommended one does not use that parameter".

I still feel we should have some sort of warning, because users should not be using it unless its specifically listed as allowed.

See also gerrit change 34595 for some discussion

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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Low.Nov 22 2014, 12:51 AM
bzimport set Reference to bz42343.
Bawolff created this task.Nov 22 2012, 12:45 AM

Change 160798 had a related patch set uploaded by Anomie:
API: HTMLize and internationalize the help, add Special:ApiHelp

Change 160798 merged by jenkins-bot:
API: HTMLize and internationalize the help, add Special:ApiHelp