Manual talk:Ajax

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Callback function?[edit]

Hello!

Can someone please explain the thing with the "callback function" in a bit more detail? I'd love to call "sortables_init();" to keep my table sortable after I changed their content with "sajax_do_call"...

Thanks in advance! -- 87.179.94.82 22:25, 1 August 2008 (UTC)

registering php function called via ajax[edit]

For version 1.12 (at least) stuff below must be put in some file that is called by chain of "require_once" statements, starting in LocalSettings.php

global $wgAjaxExportList;
$wgAjaxExportList[] = 'wfYourFunction';
function wfYourFunction(){};

server ajax handler won't find wfYourFunction if it is registered from file referred to via $wgAutoloadClasses.

So, What Now?[edit]

Now that sajax_do_call and action=ajax are deprecated, what are we supposed to use? I tried using jQuery.ajax() to invoke a php file, but the invoked file does not get run in the MediaWiki context and can't use the MediaWiki parser, classes, etc. Unless there's a trick to this that I am missing, I'm jut not sure what to do. This manual page is no help at all; it only has examples calling the API, which may not even be available. 108.6.239.14 17:13, 14 July 2012 (UTC)

Thast right sajax_do_call is deprecated now вut action=ajax is not. As before you have to register your ext. function in $wgAjaxExportList array:
$wgAjaxExportList[] = 'extFunction';
And then call it indirectly by 'action=ajax':
    $.ajax({
        type: "GET",
        url: mw.util.wikiScript(),
        data: {
            action:'ajax',
            rs:'extFunction', // your function
            rsargs:[arg1,arg2,arg3] // will be passed as arguments to your function: extFunction (arg1, arg2, arg3)
        },
        dataType: 'html',
        success: function(result){ // the returned value is passed back as a _result_
            alert(result);
        }
    });

--Solon (talk) 12:15, 31 July 2012 (UTC)

And for 1.17 Mediawiki? Do you know how to call it? The wikiScript function is not available in 1.17 or previous versions of Mediawiki. Thanks! --Fladei (talk) 19:11, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

jsonty[edit]

'//www.mediawiki.org/w/api.php?format=jsonty&action=query&meta=siteinfo&siprop=general&callback=?',

Can you provide more information about the jsonty format specifier used in one of the examples. It seems to be TinY JSON but there's not much information. 194.207.86.26 11:48, 31 July 2019 (UTC)