Van: mediawiki-api-bounces(a)lists.wikimedia.org namens Aaron Ward
Verzonden: do 10-6-2010 1:29
Aan: MediaWiki API announcements & discussion
Onderwerp: Re: [Mediawiki-api] Questions about the MediaWiki API Component
From what I've been able to find in random posts,
comments, and articles
regarding Wikimedia, a universal cross-domain-policy xml does
not exist on
the WMF servers specifically due to a potential security risk, which is
mentioned in the article QQ just linked. The author of that article also
states that these security issues are limited to the specific directory
where the crossdomain.xml file is located and that the developer would have
to specifically call on that file to facilitate the connection. If that is
true, might it be possible to setup a directory (if one doesn't already
exist) where basic, read-only queries can be implemented to open up the
WikiMedia content to Flash developers?
Alternatively, I was wondering if it might be possible to set my server up
as a sort of proxy to go between Wiktionary and the Flash program. If I can
desired definition, then I should be able to forward that information on to
the game that requested it using my own cross-domain-policy.
Any thoughts would be appreciated!
On Wed, Jun 9, 2010 at 4:05 PM, OQ <overlordq(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On Wed, Jun 9, 2010 at 3:59 PM, Roan Kattouw
2010/6/9 Aaron Ward <edugamer(a)gmail.com>om>:
> Am I simply using the incorrect api calls for this? Or should I be
> approaching this from an entirely different angle? The end goal is to
> Wiktionary for the definition of a
dynamically submitted word from
program, so I don't think there should be any problems with
Yes, you're taking a totally wrong angle here. Any cross-domain
restrictions are imposed by Flash or whatever it is you're using to
send your HTTP requests. The API or WMF's servers have nothing to do
with this: Flash or the browser or whatever is preventing your
requests from ever being sent.
Actually with flash, the WMF servers do have something to do with it.
Flash would require a crossdomain.xml file on them to permit its
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