During the 1.25 development cycle, the API has been warning you if you're
specifying neither the "continue" nor "rawcontinue" parameters to
action=query. Recently this warning was targeted more specifically to
queries that actually return continuation data. The time is coming soon for
making this change, so please check your bots, bot frameworks, scripts, and
so on to ensure that you won't be broken when this change is made.
If you want to continue using your existing continuation code unchanged,
all you need to do is add the "rawcontinue" parameter to your action=query
If you'd rather change to the easier-to-get-right new style, add an empty
"continue" parameter to your initial action=query queries. See
for details on
the new mechanism.
If you do nothing, sometime in the next few months your code will likely
start thinking that no queries ever need continuation when the default is
changed to return the new 'continue' node rather than the old
'query-continue'. I'll send an announcement when the specific date is
decided, but I don't promise more than a week's notice.
Brad Jorsch (Anomie)
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