Give action=query higher billing on api main help page
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Not sure if this is a wontfix... But it'd be really useful if the info from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/api.php?action=help&modules=query appeared on https://en.wikipedia.org/w/api.php

It's annoying that I have to try and find query in the wall of action text if I end up at api.php rather than remembering about https://en.wikipedia.org/w/api.php?action=help&recursivesubmodules=1

Or maybe there's some other "better" way of extracting (some) of this information out to a higher level

Reedy created this task.Feb 16 2015, 4:05 PM
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About the only way that would really make sense would be to add an example linking to it.

Aklapper triaged this task as Lowest priority.Feb 17 2015, 10:08 AM

I suggest changing the action parameter description (apihelp-main-param-action) from "Which action to perform" to

Which action to perform. If you're trying to get information about a page , you probably will use a prop= submodule of action=query; other query submodules return lists of pages and information about the wiki. View all query submodules.

Or maybe there's some other "better" way of extracting (some) of this information out to a higher level

Which action to perform. If you're trying to get information about a page , you probably will use a prop= submodule of action=query; other query submodules return lists of pages and information about the wiki. View all query submodules.

That's rather verbose and tutorial-ish for a quick-reference parameter description, IMO.