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nsToken URL parameter in search URLs is kinda ugly
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https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special%3ASearch&profile=advanced&search=search+box+focus&fulltext=Search&ns4=1&profile=advanced&nsToken=240fd45a30df793339a14af5766760a9%2B%5C

The nsToken URL parameter in search URLs is a bit much. I'm not saying we should never expose internal implementation details to users in URLs, but that salted hash(?) is just garbage to over 99% of users. At minimum, we can probably shorten the hash. But ideally we'd find a way to eliminate the URL parameter, I think.


Version: 1.24rc
Severity: normal
URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special%3ASearch&profile=advanced&search=search+box+focus&fulltext=Search&ns4=1&profile=advanced&nsToken=240fd45a30df793339a14af5766760a9%2B%5C

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bz68827

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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Normal.Nov 22 2014, 3:34 AM
bzimport set Reference to bz68827.

Change 144180 had a related patch set uploaded by Nemo bis:
Special:Search: Remove token from URL when saving settings

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/144180

Change 144180 merged by jenkins-bot:
Special:Search: Remove token from URL when saving settings

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/144180