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Wikipedia API

The unofficial Wikipedia API. Because Wikipedia is built using MediaWiki, which in turn supports an API, Wikipedia does as well. This provides developers code-level access to the entire Wikipedia reference. The goal of this API is to provide direct, high-level access to the data contained in the MediaWiki databases. Client programs can use the API to login, get data, and post changes. The API supports thin web-based JavaScript clients, such as Navigation popups or LiveRC, end-user applications (such as vandal fighter), and can be accessed by another web site (tool server's utilities).

The API uses RESTful calls and supports a wide variety of formats including XML, JSON, PHP, YAML and others.

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Wikipedia: Highlights

Summary
Online collaborative encyclopedia
Category
Reference
Tags
Protocols
REST
Data Formats
JSON, JSONFM, PHP, WDDX, XML, YAML, TXT, DBG
API home
http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/API 

Wikipedia: Specifications

Functionality

Client Install Required
No  
Service Endpoint
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/api.php

Signup and Licensing

Signup Requirements
 
Developer Key Required
No  
Account Required
No  
Commercial Licensing
 
Provider
mediawiki.org  
Non-Commercial Lic.
 
Data Licensing
 
Usage Fees
None  
Program Fees
None  
Certification Program
none 
Usage Limits
None 
Terms of Service
 

Security

Authentication Model
HTTP Basic Auth 
SSL Support
No 
Read-only Without Login
No 

Support

Vendor API Kits
PHP 
Community API Kits
 
API Blog
 
Site Blog
 
API Forum
 
Developer Support
 
Console URL
 

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Developers using Wikipedia[ Add me ]

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January 21, 2014
at 03:32
Comment by: vijay003

dwsed

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