On 2014-08-06, 6:37 PM, MZMcBride wrote:
Tim Starling wrote:
How about "the action API"? The fact
that it is organised in a
hierarchy of actions distinguishes it from REST, which is organised as
a hierarchy of objects. The term "action" also distinguishes it from RPC.
A quick count at <https://www.mediawiki.org/w/api.php> says that there are
currently 52 &list=foo entries and 83 &action=foo entries. While these
numbers are inflated due to installed extensions, I'm hesitant to present
the MediaWiki Web API as an action API. Though you could perhaps argue
that listing is just another action.
Technically speaking, listing *is* an action.
~Daniel Friesen (Dantman, Nadir-Seen-Fire) [http://danielfriesen.name/