Hi!

Do we get data from different wikibase table columns using API linkshere or using API backlinks?

Why is the one "less complicated and hacky" than the other?

Greetings,
Martin ...



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Am 03.06.2017, 09:24, Max Vlasov <max.vlasov@gmail.com> schrieb:


On Fri, Jun 2, 2017 at 8:24 PM, Brad Jorsch (Anomie) <bjorsch@wikimedia.org> wrote:
They're actually ordered by linking pageid if you don't specify multiple values for blnamespace, or by namespace then pageid if you do.

It may be better to use prop=linkshere rather than list=backlinks. That module is much less complicated and hacky.
 


Brad, thanks for clarification.
Are there any other reason to use linkshere instead of backlinks? I mean it's not so rare to have more confidence in a recent (re)implementation of some feature (as a developer I'm also no exception). For example, it might be that if some novelty is on the agenda, it is more likely it will be implemented exclusively in linkshere module since it's more recent and stable rather than in both. 

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