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I am trying to get users stackoverflow info on to my website using the ids of their stackoverflow account they provide us. I am trying to get the JSON content that is available from this link: http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.1/users/{id} , but due to some reason I am getting random text. Is there any specific way to use this? Do I have to make an app at stackapps first and then use the details on my website?

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You are likely receiving GZIP'ed content. All data returned by the API is compressed using GZIP. –  Nathan Osman Dec 10 '11 at 0:17
    
how to unzip it? –  akshay3004 Dec 10 '11 at 0:22
    
It depends on how you are accessing the API. What tool are you using? –  Nathan Osman Dec 10 '11 at 7:56
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