UBC Wiki:Upcoming Changes with DPL

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We are planning to upgrade to mediawiki version 1.35 on Mar 5 Friday, 11PM(PST). Due to this upgrade, wiki will be temporarily unavailable between Mar 5 11:00pm-12:00am (PST).

We would like to inform significant change with the DPL.

Starting from mediawiki version 1.35, the new DPL will automatically default to cache in 1 hour. What this means is when you add a new wiki page, it may take up to 1 hour to reflect the new result on the DPL.This function is to prevent the wiki server from overloading.

This function is to prevent the wiki server from overloading.

You can remove the cache of the page, and show the most updated result by putting "?action=purge" at the URL of the wiki page you're working on. For example, if you want to remove the cache of https://wiki.ubc.ca/Help:Contents , you will enter https://wiki.ubc.ca/Help:Contents?action=purge ,then press clear cache.

Another option is to add a parameter called allowcachedresults=false.

For example:


This is useful if you have a time where a lot of pages are added to the list in the certain period of time (such as during in-class). We recommend to remove the parameter once it is not needed.

Please feel free to send us email at lt.hub@ubc.ca if you have any concerns regarding the update.