On Mon, Oct 2, 2017 at 6:30 PM, Roy Smith <roy(a)panix.com> wrote:
I’m not seeing how to access the wikitext for a
specific revision via the
(you probably should use a higher level api from your favourite
language library in any case)
It is not possible to share those through the database protocol, not
only wikitext is not stored in human-readable format, metadata and
content is separated and the only feasible way to share it while
maintaining user privacy/access control is if we put an application in
between (mediawiki itself :-P) or if we exported it (dumps).
Hope that is helpful.
What I want to do is get the wikitext for every
revision of a page.
If it is for a single page, you can define multiple revids. But if you
plan to do that massively, extracting the dumps will be both faster
for you and easier on the servers. There is probably close to 100 TB
of plan-text wiki content among all projects.