A question about the Stack Exchange API: usage, functioning, guidelines, etc.

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Unable to decode HTML entities in the API response?

I am trying to decode HTML entities from the JSON data returned by the Stack Exchange API but it's not working. I have used both html_entity_decode and htmlspecialchars_decode but it doesn't effect ...
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Advanced search doesn't return expected results when using min & max (dates) together?

I want to use the Advanced Search API to get the same results as the Stack Overflow site search. With it, I can see new questions on 11/10/2015. When I tried to craft a query using the Advanced ...
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How to get the 10 most recent questions with accepted answers based on a given tag?

I am trying to figure out how to get the 10 most recent questions from the Stack Overflow site, that have been answered, based on a given tag (such as 'Java'). I looked at the documentation but I ...
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How to monitor (for new) accepted answers by certain tags?

In practice, I don't know the IDs of the questions, but I can search for answers by given tag(s). The problem is how to find (newly) accepted answers. The "activity time" does not work for this. For ...
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Search for answers/comments under questions with certain tags using the Stack Overflow API?

The advanced search (/search/advanced) API can search for questions by tags. But /users/{ids}/answers API doesn't take tags. I'd like to monitor answers/comments for questions with certain tags. Is ...
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Questions with specific tag and specific text inside questions

So I am able to get questions with specific tags, but still not able to get questions which have specific text and a specific tag. For example if I want to get all the questions with text "api" in ...
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How to get up_vote_count and down_vote_count for a user?

I'm testing the following command: $ curl -s "http://api.stackexchange.com/2.1/users/55075?&site=stackoverflow" | gunzip -d | python -m json.tool However it doesn't return up_vote_count and ...
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Why am I getting a 404 when trying to post a comment?

I'm dabbling around in /posts/{id}/comments/add, and I'm trying this query: ...
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How to use the Stack Exchange API in PhoneGap?

I want to write a program using PhoneGap. How can I use the Stack Exchange API in PhoneGap?
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Get questions with body and answers

How can I get the latest 30 questions with body and answers using the api? And then, I want to get only first most voted 3 answers for each question. Is this possible with only one request? To get ...
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Top questions by tag and period

I want to get via API the most voted questions from the latest week (for example) from a specified tag (php, for example). How can I do this?
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Is question_id unique across all stackexchange sites?

The standard structure of a question URL is: http://site.com/questions/question-id/title Example: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/457927/git-workflow-and-rebase-vs-merge-questions It is ...
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Pagination of users ordered by reputation

I know I can retrieve a page of users ordered by reputation using these apis: http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.1/users/?sort=reputation&order=desc&page=1 ...
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Answers without owners

Is it valid for StackOverflow data to have an answer that does not have an owner? For example if you hit the following API url http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.1/answers/18, it does not bring back an ...
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List of possible values for user_type on API for users

I'm starting to work with the API and I see on the call to retrieve a user or multiple users one of the fields that is returned is user_type. So far I have only seen a value of "registered" come back ...
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Using the API directly from JavaScript

Is there any way I can use the API directly from JavaScript without any Server side proxy? I know of the inter-domain restrictions, but can we do it somehow in case of facebook API right?
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StackApps API is down.

It seems to not be responding to any request. * at least according to downforeveryoneorjustme.com Update: seems like all the SE sites are down :(
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Top questions/answers

Is there a way to get a list of X questions/answers with the highest votes up, visits, etc? Say I want to get the list of most voted questions in .NET category (tag) or Java. Thank you.
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Authentication uses # instead of `?`?

I need authentication for my app so I used the implicit flow way. The authentication works just fine but the access_token and expires variables return weirdly! For example: ...
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Encoding problem while accessing the API using Java

Trying to call an API URL from a Java application, I'm having problems accessing the contents of the URL. I can access other sites through my program but not the Stack Exchange site. But I can call ...
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Obtain JSON equivalent of a full Q&A HTML page?

I want to write an application for which, after some logic to select a set of questions, it would be most convenient to get the whole set of stuff at once that is normally shown on a Stack Exchange ...
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Is developing, with the Stack Exchange API, possible on my local machine?

I'm sorry if this question seems trivial for the most of you but I'm not very familiar with OAuth and the Stack Exchange API. Is it possible to use this API in local environment for the development ...
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StackExchange API Java SDK

This project aims to provide a Java wrapper to the Stack Exchange API. SDK supports Stack Exchange API V2.2 Getting Started There are two interfaces to the library. Query Interface Facade ...
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CodeTipper - Easily reward quality content with BitCoin, DogeCoin and LiteCoin tips!

CodeTipper https://codetipper.com About CodeTipper provides an easy way for you to express your appreciation for the quality advice, and expert assistance that Stack Exchange users provide ...
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API returning character entities in JSON

I noticed display names in the JSON contain HTML character entities; e.g. /2.0/users/718618?order=desc&sort=reputation&site=stackoverflow Gives me: { "items": [ { "user_id": ...
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Better way to find activity changes in terms of API Usage

I am coding an application that notifies events in Stack Exchange accounts. I want to notify about badges/reputation changes, and also I would like to notify whenever a new answer or comment is posted ...
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rep losses aren't reflected in api

This includes rep recalcs (e.g., the latest) and (speculative) when people take upvote back. First case you can see on standard stackauth/users query: it displays meta reputation before recalc. ...
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Are these requests guaranteed the return the same results?

Going over the API, there seems to be some overlap when it comes to expressing a predicate in a URL. For example, let's say I want to fetch some questions from stackoverflow.com that have the tag ...
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what is the url for a *.stackexchange site's api?

from my understanding, the documentation suggests that we can use the api against any current *.stackexchange website what would be the url for the api for one of these ? e.g. ...
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Retrieving a post with a specific ID

According to this question (and its answer), questions and answers are using the same index to determine their ID. In other words: Question with ID #1 Answer with ID #2 Answer with ID #3 Answer ...
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What's the proper way to fetch the score of all answers of SO?

I wrote a small program querying the SE API to grab the public scoring data of all SO answers (excluding the last 3 days). Basically the request I do gets me this: Questions[]: Id Title ...
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Fetch the Personalized Prediction Data through the API?

Is it possible to get a user's personalized prediction data in an automated way? I'm building a graphical visualization of this data, you can check the project here: ...
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/answers API request returns no tags if body_markdown is included

This API request to /answers has the filter set to return the tags field for the corresponding question. It works fine: api.stackexchange.com/docs/answers#filter=!9YdnSPElz But, when the filter is ...
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Can I ask the API to tell me to back off? [duplicate]

I'm creating a bot that collects all tags from a given site (and over all sites in the network). I would obviously like to run this bot in as little time as possible, but I also do not want to overly ...
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How switch user accounts on the same device?

The Problem I'm integrating Stack Exchange API on iOS (iPhone). I've run into a situation where I can't log out and authenticate with a different account. I am stuck with the first account that I ...
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Version used by StackExchange API if version is not specified in api calls

I have used some StackExchange API calls in my chrome extension - StackEye. With the release of API 2.0, I want to update the api calls so I wanted to know New things available in 2.0+ which were ...
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Stack Overflow test App (Placeholder)

This is a test application playing with OAuth. I have no problems; I'm just trying to get OAuth to work with the Stack Exchange API. There should be some sort of sandbox account, and/or a sandbox ...
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Request: Mark inbox items as read, now that API 2.2 is here

Now we have write API, can we get a method for the inbox to mark inbox items as read? Previously I believe the reason for not having this was the risk of apps marking items as read without the user ...
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Include creator in tag_synonym

When I looked at recent tag synonyms there is a Creator row, but I can't query this data with the API. I'd like to see this data added, and a list of all approves would be nice too.
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Clarification on related tags for a tag returned by API

I was assuming that the related tags API call, returns all the tags that co-occur with the input tag. But a closer look at the API documentation indicate the following: Returns the tags that are ...
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Get tags from question through an answer [duplicate]

I'd like to use this function: /users/{ids}/answers to get a list of answers from a user. The key element that I need though is what the question was tagged as, is there a possibility of having ...
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FAQ's URL for any SE Site?

Since I cannot find anything relevant in the API (I guess /stats endpoint would be most relevant): Is it safe to assume that every SE Site has its FAQ at location: site_url/faq ?
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Would it be possible (in a future API release) to combine queries?

I've been doing a lot of work on StackMobile lately and I made the following observation: Many of the pages (especially the ones that display a user's profile) make a number of requests to display ...
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consistency for array parameters

It would simplify the api and consumption there of if all parameters that accept multiple items used a common delimiter. We have semicolon and space that I know of so far. Eliminating space as a ...
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Stack Exchange API not realtime?

I was testing the inbox/unread API but noticed that there is a big delay between one gets a message, and this message gets included in the API response. Like one minute or more. Is this API not ...
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What is the best way to provide support for an unknowable number of StackExchange sites?

I just wrote an app for Chrome extensions and received a request to make it cross-StackExchange compatible. If there's eventually going to be more sites than just the few listed and I don't really ...
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Total Number Of Answers

I need to find the total number of answers submitted by a user on stackoverflow. I tried the following: I got my json from the following: ...
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Definitive on timeline_type?

Hi all, I am trying to get a definitive on what timeline_type actually means... I've looked at: http://stackapps.com/search?q=timeline_type but to no avail. The new documentation doesn't list ...
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Bad format returned by Stack Exchange API, not GZip?

I'm attempting to request some information using the Stack Exchange API. Supposedly, it returns responses compress with GZip. Using Microsoft's System.IO.Compression.GZipStream or ...