Module:Effective protection expiry

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This module provides a way to retrieve the expiry of a restriction over a given action on a page.

Usage[edit]

This module will use up to 1 expensive parser function call each time it is ran. It will not use any if Module:Effective protection level was already called.

From other modules[edit]

To load this module:

local effectiveProtectionExpiry = require('Module:Effective protection expiry')._main

The function accepts two parameters. The first is a string containing the action to check, which must be one of "edit", "create", "move", "upload", or "autoreview". The second is optional, and can either be the name of the page to check, or a title returned from the mw.title functions. If the second parameter is omitted, the page being displayed is the one checked against.

The return value is either a date string in YY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss format, or one of the following strings:

  • infinity - for pages protected indefinitely
  • unknown - for pages which are not protected or where the expiry is unknown

Note that if the page is not protected for the requested action, this will return 'infinity'. You need to check separately with Module:Effective protection level.

From wikitext[edit]

The parameters are the same as when it is called directly.

{{#invoke:Effective protection expiry|action|title}}

See also[edit]


local p = {}

-- Returns the expiry of a restriction of an action on a given title, or unknown if it cannot be known.
-- If no title is specified, the title of the page being displayed is used.
function p._main(action, pagename)
	local title
	if type(pagename) == 'table' and pagename.prefixedText then
		title = pagename
	elseif pagename then
		title = mw.title.new(pagename)
	else
		title = mw.title.getCurrentTitle()
	end
	pagename = title.prefixedText
	if action == 'autoreview' then
		local stabilitySettings = mw.ext.FlaggedRevs.getStabilitySettings(title)
		return stabilitySettings and stabilitySettings.expiry or 'unknown'
	elseif action ~= 'edit' and action ~= 'move' and action ~= 'create' and action ~= 'upload' then
		error( 'First parameter must be one of edit, move, create, upload, autoreview', 2 )
	end
	local rawExpiry = mw.getCurrentFrame():callParserFunction('PROTECTIONEXPIRY', action, pagename)
	if rawExpiry == 'infinity' then
		return 'infinity'
	elseif rawExpiry == '' then
		return 'unknown'
	else
		local year, month, day, hour, minute, second = rawExpiry:match(
			'^(%d%d%d%d)(%d%d)(%d%d)(%d%d)(%d%d)(%d%d)$'
		)
		if year then
			return string.format(
				'%s-%s-%sT%s:%s:%s',
				year, month, day, hour, minute, second
			)
		else
			error('internal error in Module:Effective protection expiry; malformed expiry timestamp')
		end
	end
end

setmetatable(p, { __index = function(t, k)
	return function(frame)
		return t._main(k, frame.args[1])
	end
end })

return p