On Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 10:54 PM, Levin Magruder
I'm trying to use the API in Mediawiki 1.17.
You should probably upgrade.
The length of the post data you have here is 51 bytes. Your bot's real
username and password together must be 8 bytes longer than "mybot" and
The length of the post data you have here is 92 bytes. You added 41
bytes, which is consistent with the length of the
"&lgtoken=0e8287f8976207131b153ca2acf25cfb" string that was added to
the post data. But you only added 40 to the Content-Length header, so
the server is probably seeing
"&lgtoken=0e8287f8976207131b153ca2acf25cf", with the last character is
It's good practice to use a custom user agent for your bot, including
an email address or URL to a webpage with a way to contact you,
instead of something generic like this. On wiki.readytheory.com
not matter, but if you ever decide to use your bot on a WMF wiki a
custom User-Agent is required.