MediaWiki API help

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

(main | query | extlinks)
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Returns all external URLs (not interwikis) from the given pages.

Parameters:
ellimit

How many links to return.

No more than 500 (5,000 for bots) allowed.
Default: 10
eloffset

When more results are available, use this to continue.

elprotocol

Protocol of the URL. If empty and elquery is set, the protocol is http. Leave both this and elquery empty to list all external links.

One value: Can be empty, or bitcoin, ftp, ftps, geo, git, gopher, http, https, irc, ircs, magnet, mailto, mms, news, nntp, redis, sftp, sip, sips, sms, ssh, svn, tel, telnet, urn, worldwind, xmpp
Default: (empty)
elquery

Search string without protocol. Useful for checking whether a certain page contains a certain external url.

elexpandurl

Expand protocol-relative URLs with the canonical protocol.

Example:
Get a list of external links on Main Page.
api.php?action=query&prop=extlinks&titles=Main%20Page
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