On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 12:57 PM, Roan Kattouw <roan.kattouw(a)gmail.com>wrote;wrote:
On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 1:11 AM, Nicolas Vervelle
Is it normal that a namespace has been added to the XML answer of the API
with MW 1.18 ?
Someone requested this on Bugzilla and I implemented it.
I was quite busy lately, so I may have missed the
It means that answers from MW 1.18 are not
compatible with answers from
How does it mean this, exactly?
Hi, thanks for answers.
Well, I'm using XPath in Java to find informations in the XML answer.
Unless I missed something, I think I have to change a lot of things, and
can't have my tool compatible with both 1.17 and 1.18.
Previously, when there was no namespace in the answer, I was using the XPath
search path "/api/login" to analyse the result of login (in
With the added namespace, this search path doesn't return anything because
it doesn't match the namespace.
I have to add a definition for this namespace (for example, telling Java
that "api" is equivalent to the added namespace), and change the XPath
search path to "/api:api/api:login" to analyse the result of login.
I have to change all XPath search pathes for every API request that I'm
doing in my code.
And this new XPath search pathes doesn't work for Wikipedia before 1.18.
So, I have a lot of modifications to make so that my tool works with 1.18,
and it won't be compatible anymore with 1.17 or earlier.