extmetadata should return a link to the uploader's user page
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This could solve multiple issues, actually:

  1. We currently credit the latest uploader in the API return values. That's not really sound given our community's practices about uploads. So we can use the user page of the very first uploader instead of the last one.
  1. I can't construct a User: page link from foreign DB repo info, because it only returns a descBaseUrl value, which isn't helpful for constructing User: links, only for File: links.

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Tgr added a comment.Dec 19 2013, 10:21 AM

Easy to do, could be a GCI task if there still aren't enough of those.

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Tgr added a comment.Dec 27 2014, 6:27 PM

Does not seem easy after all - needs to be read from a different table (oldimage) which would require rethinking how file information is cached.

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Anomie moved this task from Unsorted to Needs Code on the MediaWiki-API board.Feb 19 2015, 6:47 PM
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