Re: [WikimediaMobile] Redlinks in Android app

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Re: [WikimediaMobile] Redlinks in Android app

Jon Robson-2
Please also note the parent bug and rfc which blocks that. I've cced
wikitech in case anyone has an update.

https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T39902
On 3 Aug 2016 5:14 a.m., "Stephen Niedzielski" <[hidden email]>
wrote:

> Hello! Thank you for the report! This issue is currently being tracked
> here[0]. We had hoped to fix this properly but maybe we should consider a
> temporary change in the client to handle this more gracefully.
>
> [0] https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T119266
>
> On Wed, Aug 3, 2016 at 4:21 AM, Andy Mabbett <[hidden email]>
> wrote:
>
>> The Android Wikipedia app shows Wikipedia's red links as blue links,
>> then returns a user-unfriendly 404 error page, with the somewhat
>> dishonest text "an unknown error occurred".
>>
>> Alternative, and better, behaviours would be one of (in no particular
>> order):
>>
>> * Show a red link; behave like desktop Wikipedia
>>
>> * Show a red link; when the link is selected, show a customised 404
>> page, which advises users how start a new article
>>
>> * Show red text, but make it non linking (i.e. "unclickable")
>>
>> * Remove the link and colour-styling, and render ordinary text
>>
>> * Fix the erorr page so it says "Sorry, that page does not exist",
>> with a link to a guide to starting a new article
>>
>> --
>> Andy Mabbett
>> @pigsonthewing
>> http://pigsonthewing.org.uk
>>
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