I'm trying to get my head around all the limits and throttles but some terminology is confusing me:
If an application does not have an access_token, then the application shares an IP based quota with all other applications on that IP. This quota is based on the
keybeing passed by the applications; it is the max of the daily request limit for the applications involved, which by default is 10,000. This quota scheme is essentially unchanged from earlier versions of the Stack Exchange API.
Mention is made of both
key and "access_token" - are they the same thing?
(So far I'm just doing random experiments with the API really so I haven't tried to register or authenticate myself or any apps I'm working on, but I do want to understand it all, especially so I can incorporate the limits and throttling rules into my API calling code.)