As you may already know, we've had API for retrieving mobile-friendly
page HTML for several months now. Because it is much more
feature-rich and fast, we are finally deprecating the old, ad-hoc API
that provided a JSON-encoded page text for URLs like
The old API was removed from documentation some time ago, and our logging
indicates that the few hits it receives are from our old iPhone app.
Therefore, to avoid maintaining old kludges forever, we decided to
completely deprecate the old API in one month from now. The date the
switch will be flipped on WMF is tentatively set to December 11. The
old app users will soon start receiving a warning urging them to
upgrade. If you are using or planning to use the old API in your code,
please upgrade it to use action=mobileview.
with mobileformat parameter set
Max Semenik ([[User:MaxSem]])