MediaWiki API help

This is an auto-generated MediaWiki API documentation page.

Documentation and examples: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/API

format=json

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Output data in JSON format.

Parameters:
callback

If specified, wraps the output into a given function call. For safety, all user-specific data will be restricted.

utf8

If specified, encodes most (but not all) non-ASCII characters as UTF-8 instead of replacing them with hexadecimal escape sequences. Default when formatversion is not 1.

ascii

If specified, encodes all non-ASCII using hexadecimal escape sequences. Default when formatversion is 1.

formatversion

Output formatting:

1
Backwards-compatible format (XML-style booleans, * keys for content nodes, etc.).
2
Experimental modern format. Details may change!
latest
Use the latest format (currently 2), may change without warning.
One value: 1, 2, latest
Default: 1
Example:
Format the query result in the JSON format.
api.php?action=query&meta=siteinfo&siprop=namespaces&format=json
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