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Bug 12503 - &action=raw to allow the raw for just a named section to be returned
&action=raw to allow the raw for just a named section to be returned
Status: REOPENED
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Low enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Depends on:
Blocks:
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Reported: 2008-01-04 12:42 UTC by FT2
Modified: 2011-04-14 15:13 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


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Comment 2 Carl Fürstenberg 2008-01-04 12:45:06 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Byte&action=raw&section=1
> 

ok, you where a bit too fast here :)

Roan: get on IRC ffs!
Comment 3 FT2 2008-01-04 12:58:28 UTC
Apologies for reopening, the request being that at present you need a lookup of "section name" -> "section number" to get the raw text of a section.

The request wasn't that you cannot get the raw of a section if you know the section number; it's that if you are passed a section name it's much harder to get the raw text of it, and the natural syntax "title=PAGE#SECTION&action=raw" would be useful if easy.

Again sorry for reopening, but thinking perhaps the question was misunderstood.
Comment 4 Roan Kattouw 2008-01-04 13:01:17 UTC
That's because the # is a reserved character. You're right that there should be a way to retrieve sections by name. The syntax you're suggesting can't be used, however.
Comment 5 Brion Vibber 2008-01-04 18:14:12 UTC
Section lookups by name should be possible from the parsed output; I'm not sure offhand if we have that much detail conveniently in an array in the output object or if that'll have to be added.
Comment 6 Roan Kattouw 2008-02-01 15:24:34 UTC
This could potentially be done by first getting the section tree through the API (see http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/mediawiki-api/2008-January/000334.html ), then requesting the section's content by number (action=raw&section=3).

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