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Bug 36520 - Create an API for Extension:ShortURL
Create an API for Extension:ShortURL
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
ShortUrl (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Low enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Yuvi Panda
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Depends on:
Blocks: noncoreapi
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Reported: 2012-05-04 15:51 UTC by Srikanth Logic
Modified: 2014-03-14 22:37 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


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Description Srikanth Logic 2012-05-04 15:51:32 UTC
Create an API which will give shorturl of any page and also long form any shorturl
Comment 1 Sam Reed (reedy) 2012-05-04 21:24:24 UTC
(In reply to comment #0)
> Create an API which will give shorturl of any page and also long form any
> shorturl

So you want a way to get the short url for a page? And also a way to turn that short url back into a long url?
Comment 2 Yuvi Panda 2012-05-04 21:37:23 UTC
IMO turning a shorturl back into a long URL should be a simple HTTP HEAD request. But I guess an API for 'symmetry' also makes sense...
Comment 3 Yuvi Panda 2012-05-08 08:08:51 UTC
Should add a prop=shorturl to action=query?
Comment 4 Sam Reed (reedy) 2012-07-30 16:36:51 UTC
(In reply to comment #3)
> Should add a prop=shorturl to action=query?

Sounds about right
Comment 5 Daniel Norton 2014-02-25 23:39:44 UTC
An action=query property is valid for converting from a title to a short URL, but I don't think that's possible for the other way around. I think there needs to be a separate action for translating from a short URL to a page.

I have implemented a version of the query API on my own server. (I'm a n00b, so I'm still  figuring out the framework.) Here's an example query:

https://wkil.org/w/api.php?action=query&prop=shorturl&suqprop=path&titles=Test%20target%201|Test%20target%202|User%20talk:Danorton|User:Danorton

Valid sub-properties are "code", "path" and "ns".
Comment 6 Daniel Norton 2014-03-14 04:00:18 UTC
Okay, well, I did it anyway. I have yet to move it over and go through review, but here it is on my github: https://github.com/danorton/mw-ext-shorturlapi
Comment 7 Daniel Norton 2014-03-14 22:37:43 UTC
See https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:ShortUrlApi

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