That is how "stable" query.php is at the moment. I don't really think we
should keep query.php
Thanks for AzaTht for pointing to that example on IRC.
So, as Simetrical suggested, the query.php interface should be adjusted
to work as a frontend to api.php, with full backwards compatibility.
We've been told that all of the query.php functions are supported in
api.php, so this should be possible and is certainly worthwile (there
are *a lot* of programs out there being run by people who aren't the
original maintainers that would crash to a halt were query.php to be
In this way, the query you just pointed out would work.