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API Explorer

Release status: stable

Implementation Special page
Description Allows to interactively explore the documentation of the MediaWiki API
Author(s) Sean Colombo http://seancolombo.com
Latest version 1.0 (September 2011)
MediaWiki 1.18.* or greater
License No license specified
Example API Explorer on LyricWiki

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Purpose[edit | edit source]

The purpose of this extension is to provide a friendly interface for viewing the API documentation. Eventually, this extension should be made to allow example-calls right from the same area.

Dependencies[edit | edit source]

  • Depends on the Javascript API client maintained by Wikia.
  • The API must be enabled on the wiki where this extension is running (because the extension uses the API to generate the documentation about the API).

Future plans (where you can help)[edit | edit source]

  1. Update the API to return example URLs
  2. Show example URLs in the results
  3. Allow example URLs to be clicked to execute the query & return the results in a small panel.
  4. Allow modification of the URLs which make example-calls so that the user can tweak them in real-time to see the effects.

Screenshot[edit | edit source]

The API Explorer running on a Wikia wiki