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Bug feedback on the opensearch API

Hello, I’d like to give a Bug feedback on the opensearch API.

Opensearch API now only returns ①words and ③links, but ②content is empty. Maybe Wikipedia engineering team can check this problem.

Thanks!

API : Opensearch
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/API:Opensearch

That is due to T240691.

Can you explain how you are affected by the change? That API is only meant for OpenSearch clients (browsers, typically), and most of them seem to ignore that field.

Thanks. We use wikipedia’s API to provide users with encyclopedia content (free service, no business). About two weeks ago, the API worked fine, but recently the service is no longer available due to lack of ②content.

T241437 has some follow-up discussion.