On Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 8:26 PM, Sethi, Parampreet
Can anyone please tell me what’s the throttling requirement for wikipedia
API? I remember reading it somewhere it’s 100,000 per day. Also, is there
per hour limit for accessing the API calls ?
There are no hard and fast limits. We usually tell people that if you
don't parallelize your requests but wait for one request to finish
before you launch the next, you'll usually be fine. Also, you should
always put some kind of identifying information or contact info in
your User-Agent header so we can contact you if your client causes
There are rate limits in MediaWiki, but they apply equally to the API
and the UI. They're only for editing, moving and rolling back stuff
though, not for retrieving information.