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The web entry point for all Action API queries. More...

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if(! $processor instanceof ApiMain) catch(Throwable $e) if( $processor) $endtime = microtime( true )
if( $wgAPIRequestLog) $mediawiki = new MediaWiki()
 $starttime = microtime( true )
if(isset( $_SERVER['PATH_INFO']) && $_SERVER['PATH_INFO'] !='') $wgTitle = Title::makeTitle( NS_SPECIAL, 'Badtitle/dummy title for API calls set in api.php' )
const MW_API true
const MW_ENTRY_POINT 'api'

Detailed Description

The web entry point for all Action API queries.

This is used by bots to fetch content and information about the wiki, its pages, and its users. See for more information.

It begins by constructing a new ApiMain using the parameter passed to it as an argument in the URL ('?action='). It then invokes "execute()" on the ApiMain object instance, which produces output in the format specified in the URL.

Copyright © 2006 Yuri Astrakhan <Firstname><Lastname>

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301, USA.

Definition in file api.php.

Variable Documentation

◆ $endtime

if (! $processor instanceof ApiMain) catch (Throwable $e) if ($processor) $endtime = microtime( true )

Definition at line 88 of file api.php.

◆ $mediawiki

if ($wgAPIRequestLog) $mediawiki = new MediaWiki()

Definition at line 118 of file api.php.

◆ $starttime

$starttime = microtime( true )

◆ $wgTitle


const MW_API true

Definition at line 39 of file api.php.


const MW_ENTRY_POINT 'api'

Definition at line 40 of file api.php.

Referenced by wfIsDebugRawPage().

◆ try

Initial value:
$processor = new ApiMain( RequestContext::getMain(), true )

Definition at line 65 of file api.php.

This is the main API class, used for both external and internal processing.
Definition: ApiMain.php:44
static getMain()
Get the RequestContext object associated with the main request.
Definition: RequestContext.php:451