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Create an API for Extension:ShortURL
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Create an API which will give shorturl of any page and also long form any shorturl


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Severity: enhancement

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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Low.Nov 22 2014, 12:23 AM
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(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?

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...

Should add a prop=shorturl to action=query?

(In reply to comment #3)

Should add a prop=shorturl to action=query?

Sounds about right

daniel wrote:

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".

daniel wrote:

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

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