Summary: AbuseFilter API: output problems with aflprop=details
Product: MediaWiki extensions
When requesting details of an abuse log item (with an aflprop value containing
"details"), often the request returns after a few seconds with just the
following (with xml format selected):
When it does return it is very slow even for the default item limit (10) and
can often return as above even with a limit of 1.
Currently the maximum limit is 500. This is no problem at all when fetching
only the basic log information (no "details" in aflprop). It is evidently a
problem when details are requested.
Two things should be done to address this:
* Add an "aflid" parameter, that overrides other filtering parameters and
retrieves the single abuse log entry with that ID. Make aflprop=details valid
only when this parameter is specified. This should fix the performance issue,
whilst still allowing details to be fetched, and as a bonus allow easier
retrieval of a single abuse log entry.
* Investigate whether the blank output as above is sometimes due to an error
condition, rather than a timeout of some sort. (The fact that the query in the
URL field sometimes works and sometimes doesn't, presumably dependent on
whatever the last abuse log entry was, suggests this).
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