Thanks for your response. To answer your first point, part of the extension
making MediaWiki API calls to get data about the pages.
It looks like *action=query&list=exturlusage* gets you information about a
specific link you already know, e.g. if you're asking "what pages link to
quot;. In my case, I am trying to capture all links into
and out of a given wiki page, so I don't generally know what they are. I
capture external links out from a wiki page with *extlinks*, internal links
out from a wiki page with *links*, and interal links into a wiki page with
*backlinks*, but external-links-to-internal-pages don't fit into any of
these categories, so they end up being lost. Is there an API call to
capture those kinds of links?
To use a concrete example, imagine I have wiki pages called *Foo*, *Bar*,
and *Baz *on a wiki with url *http://my-wiki.com/wiki
<http://my-wiki.com/wiki>*. Suppose Foo contains the following links:
Suppose Bar contains:
In this case, *action=query&prop=extlinks* would return the link to
*would return the link to Bar. *action=query&list=backlinks* would return
any pages pointing to Foo, in this case Bar again. But none of these cover
the link from Foo to Baz, because it is an external link to an internal
page. This is what we uncovered in testing on our wiki. So how would I
write an API call that would capture the link to Baz, again not knowing
that it's necessarily there?
On Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 9:51 AM, Brad Jorsch (Anomie) <bjorsch(a)wikimedia.org
> On Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 8:45 AM, Jason Ji <uberjason(a)gmail.com
>> I am a relatively new MediaWiki extension developer,
> If you're working on an extension and querying these links on the same
> wiki on which your extension is installed, you might be better served by
> using the appropriate PHP methods to fetch this data directly, rather than
> making a query back into the MediaWiki API.
> I know we can use *action=query&prop=extlinks *to get *external *links
>> from our wiki page to other (non-wiki) web pages, *action=query&prop=links
>> *to get internal links from our wiki page *out *to other wiki pages, and
>> *to get internal links from other wiki pages *into *our wiki page.
> I expect it's just a typo, but for the benefit of anyone else reading that
> last should list=backlinks, not prop=backlinks.
>> However, in the case where a link is *external *but points *to an
>> internal wiki page*, I can't find the proper API call. These links seem
>> to be falling through the cracks somehow.
> Those may be accessed, along with all other external links, by using
> action=query&list=exturlusage. You'd specify the appropriate values for
> euprotocol and euquery to limit the search to the particular link you're
> interested in.
> Brad Jorsch (Anomie)
> Software Engineer
> Wikimedia Foundation
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