I should clarify since I now realize that the wikitext on the page
contains attribution info in the Flickr template, which is good enough.
However, I can't seem to get this info when using the prop=revisions query
I've been using and works most of the time.
Notice the first few images have no revisions returned, while the last three
have revisions returned. If I go straight to the image file and try
prop=revisions, I get the info back. What am I doing wrong with my query
above that's causing some images to return revision wikitext, while others
to not return it?
That is a good suggestion, and using the wikitext via the prop=revisions
parameter worked for the example given before. However, it does not always
work and I was wondering if there is a consistent rule or way to get this
For example, for this image page
), I can see
the 'Author' field on screen. But in the wikitext here
there is no 'Author' field. Nor does it appear if I use the prop=revisions
Is there no consistent rule to get the author for images? Sorry if I am
missing something obvious but I'm fairly new to this.
Roan Kattouw-2 wrote:
2009/7/2 shafqat <shafqat(a)newscred.com>om>:
I have spent a lot of time in the forum and now have a working query
gets me all the information I need (a list of images plus other info).
However, I need to also get the image author so that I can have the
attribution. Have tried everything but cannot get that piece of data. Am
This is the query that I am using to get the images:
As an example, for this file
want to get back the text "United States Senate", which is listed right
to the Author field.
It's right there in the wikitext:
. Grab the wikitext of the file description page through
prop=revisions and find the attribution in it.
Roan Kattouw (Catrope)
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