On Wed, Jul 6, 2011 at 7:36 AM, Justin Zhang <justinzh(a)teammersion.com> wrote:
First, thank you for viewing my post. I'm working on product to get information
from wiki and show them in office application. And when I am working with MediaWiki APIs,
I found a problem. I use C# to build my application and I get the query result from
MediaWiki by Json format. And my problem is that Some APIs will return a json object which
cannot be deserialized to a C# object.
For example, when I try to get the image list of Seattle,(the request url
is this) The result will be:
This image got scrubbed by the mailing list.
Please check the red box in the picture above. As
we know that JSON is a key/value based format and in the red box, this key is dynamically
generated according to the page id. in this way, this json is unable to be deserialized to
a C# object since I have to map a C# property to a const key/ID in code. I just wonder why
MediaWiki do this? if MediaWiki APIs wants to support to show multipage in query result,
probably it should use Array to show all page info?
Yes, JSON uses page IDs as keys. If this is inconvenient in your
you'll get an array of the page IDs used added to the result. That's
really the best I can do for you at this point; we did not and will
not design our output formats around the limitations of a specific C#
really a limitation of your language or library).
Roan Kattouw (Catrope)