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The JS/API/UI Extension Developer Library (JEDL) is a collection of pages on the website which can help developers in regards to using JavaScript (JS) within MediaWiki, MediaWiki's Application Programming Interface (API) and MediaWiki's User Interface (UI).

We expect that this will be especially useful for gadget authors — those people who extend Wikipedia and other MediaWiki sites primarily through Javascript.

JS/API/UI Extension Developer Resources[edit | edit source]

Migration guide for users
Default modules
Developing with ResourceLoader
Migration guide for extension developers
JavaScript Deprecations
List of JavaScript Deprecations
Version 1 Design Specification
Version 2 Design Specification
List of ResourceLoader-compatible extensions

Help desk[edit | edit source]

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Best practice? Offer possibility of auto-reporting errors303:07, 20 March 2012
Intro?314:22, 19 March 2012
What else should we add?217:51, 9 March 2012

Best practice? Offer possibility of auto-reporting errors

I think what User:Rillke has done here -- offering the user a way to automatically report errors -- should be considered a best practice and documented more thoroughly here.

MarkAHershberger(talk)21:22, 19 March 2012

User:Rillke also pointed me to w:de:Wikipedia:Technik/Skin/JS which has lots of helpful pointers.

MarkAHershberger(talk)21:46, 19 March 2012

On Polish wikipedia there is also this:

Helder03:07, 20 March 2012

And here is a request to have some sort of error reporting added to RL core.

MarkAHershberger(talk)22:59, 19 March 2012

I think this needs a small introductory text, perhaps defining the scope, target audience, etc. Right now it feels like merely a collection of related resources and doesn't make it clear what goal it aims to assist (maybe a few examples would help).

For instance, MAH called it "documentation for gadget authors" in the message he left me on my user page; that's a good start, I believe, but I guess it might be useful for other audiences and purposes as well.

Waldir (talk)18:53, 14 March 2012

Thanks for pointing this out!

MarkAHershberger(talk)19:34, 14 March 2012

Is the above a fair start?

Varnent (talk)18:40, 18 March 2012

I appreciate it. I've added a little bit more about the intended audience.

MarkAHershberger(talk)14:22, 19 March 2012

What else should we add?

What else is needed here? What should we add?

MarkAHershberger(talk)02:07, 9 March 2012

Maybe a simpler name or a shortcut? ;-)

Helder16:53, 9 March 2012

JEDL is the shortcut.

MarkAHershberger(talk)17:51, 9 March 2012