Last night I tweaked the listing at https://en.wikipedia.org/api/
* Action API, providing rich queries, editing and content access.
* REST API v1, mainly focused on high-volume content access.
The "PHP" prefix seemed to confuse some, thinking that it was a
Another suggestion was to call it "MediaWiki Action API", in the hope of
getting better name recognition. However, both APIs have a claim to be
MediaWiki APIs in the wider sense, so this distinction might only be
meaningful in the short term.
On Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 6:24 AM, Brad Jorsch (Anomie) <bjorsch(a)wikimedia.org
> On Mon, Aug 10, 2015 at 7:13 PM, Ricordisamoa <
> > Since the current REST API is available under "v1", my take is
> > API" :-)
> That name sucks because it implies that the REST API is supposed to replace
> Brad Jorsch (Anomie)
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