API:Watch

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MediaWiki version: 1.18

Token[edit | edit source]

To (un)watch a page, a token is required. This token is the same for all pages (and is not different for watch vs unwatch), but changes at every login. Watch/unwatch tokens can be obtained via action=tokens with type=watch (MW 1.20+), or by using the following method:

Obtaining a watch token

Watching and unwatching pages[edit | edit source]

Pages can be watched (added to your watchlist) and unwatched (removed from your watchlist) with action=watch. Of course, you can only add and remove pages to/from your own watchlist.

Parameters[edit | edit source]

  • title: Page to (un)watch
  • unwatch: If set, unwatch the page. If not set, watch the page.
  • token: Your (un)watch token.

Examples[edit | edit source]

Watching Main Page

Unwatching Dog

Possible errors[edit | edit source]

Only the usual stuff.