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MediaWiki Eng adds fields to X-Analytics header
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Review:
https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/157841/

If can declare Done, then merge & start using.

Background (from Dec 8, 2014 IRC chat with Andrew):

  1. currently, X-Analytics fields are mostly added by varnish which is difficult to make changes to since it is critical ops production infrastructure
  2. researchers really want to be able to put more info into the X-Analytics header
  3. this is field in the webrequest logs that it is easy for us to add info into, without having to modify logging format. Specifically, they really want something like: page_id=X, and other things.

Benefit of change:
it makes it easier to support requests like the researchers really want

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JFYI: Christian and I have been chatting about this and I think it would remove a lot of silliness/complexity from the pageviews definition.

kevinator renamed this task from Allow Mediawiki to set X-Analytics fields which means that Mediawiki code can set fields to Mediawiki Eng adds fields to X-Analytics header .Jan 8 2015, 8:05 AM
Legoktm renamed this task from Mediawiki Eng adds fields to X-Analytics header to MediaWiki Eng adds fields to X-Analytics header .Feb 18 2015, 7:58 PM