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Questions tagged [bug]

Indicates you've found an erroneous or unexpected behavior in the Stack Exchange API, or the Stack Exchange HTML or CSS, that needs to be fixed.

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Tell us that POST is required to write

While troubleshooting /posts/{id}/comments/add in order to answer Why am I getting a 404 when trying to post a comment?, it was noticed that the API path in question only responded to POST requests. ...
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stackauth throwing 503 (in html format) after just a few /users/{id}/associated requests

After 5-8 successful requests 503 error, in html format, are being thrown. The requests are unique and consecutive, no api abuse is occurring. A related, but critical, concern is that any error ...
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Resurfacing bug: “could not parse proxy url” error message

According to this question, the "could not parse proxy url" bug was solved more than 2 years ago. However, when using the client-side OAuth flow, the aforementioned error message appears when ...
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API throws improper error when “date” parameters are the same

When using the Stack Exchange /questions API using the same date for fromdate and todate I get a 500 internal server error. Using different dates appears to work OK but specifying the same value ...
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The /search route is ignoring the answers parameter.

The answers parameter was recently added to most of the requests that return a list of questions. See: Don’t include answers in question lists by default It looks like the /search request got left ...
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The answer object returns an empty array for tags

Since version 2.1, the answer object has a field called tags. However, sometimes, an empty array or even nothing is returned in this field: Example with the filter !-*f(6t0Vk01e. Am I doing ...
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The API Key does not work

I have registered an app at https://stackapps.com/apps/register, got a Key right away after I have submitted. But now when I request http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/stats?key=MYKEY, I got ...
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Login using Google fails saying OpenID 2.0 accounts for Google has gone away

Recently I have received complaints about my app suggesting that logging in with a Google account shows a warning message that OpenID authentication has gone away. When I tried to log in with my own ...
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Keep getting HTTP 406

Not sure if this is a user or an API problem, but I keep getting HTTP 406 Not Acceptable when making API calls (for example http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/stats) from either IE 8 or Chrome 6. Here ...
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Stack Exchange OAuth2, explicit access-token response format does not adhere to RFC6749 standard

I'm using the Stack Exchange v2.1 API. I'm using the explicit OAuth 2.0 flow, but it seems that the access token response step does not adhere to the RFC 6749 standard. Specifically, the Stack ...
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Bug in the StackExchange Api ? getting “could not parse proxy url” when user not logged in

I think I may have stumbled upon a bug in the Stack Exchange JS API I'm having a problem getting its authentication to work properly, and I just discovered that the same problem exist in the official ...
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Why these questions do not have a title?

Hitting the following /questions route: http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.0/questions/74?pagesize=1&page=1 the endpoint returns this JSON data: { "total": 1, "page": 1, "pagesize": 1, "...
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Reputation changes from accepting answers to questions are not included in reputation results

When querying the /users/{ids}/reputation API route, the results don't include the +2 reputation changes from accepting answers. None of the reputation results from my own reputation history have a ...
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API usage triggering 503 (Too Many Requests)

Update: I generally try to back any claims of bugs and shortcomings with evidence. I have prepared a test page which you, dear Stack Overflow staff and my fellow developers, can use to ascertain ...
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/users/{id}/reputation != xxx.com/reputation

I realize that the shape of the data coming from the API may be different than that reported by the xxx/reputation url, but there seem to be some striking disparities. see 08/12 and 08/11 in both ...
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Need some help verifying 503 throttle issue

Update: We've confirmed the issue... fixing it is taking more time than anticipated. – Kevin Montrose Color me happy. The throttle is now applied to api.stackoverflow.com so we have an ...
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OAuth redirect not completing

This is the URL that I'm entering (in Safari, cleared website data and cache; my app, uses own Cookie jar; and incognito chrome) https://stackexchange.com/oauth/dialog?client_id=23&scope=...
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The field body_markdown is not returned for comments [duplicate]

Using the method questions-by-ids to get the comments on a particular question, I do not get body_markdown returned despite it being selected in the filter. Here is the test query to reproduce the ...
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Problem getting a users questions within a date range

I'm having a problem returning a list of users questions within a given timespan. I understand that the documentation ( http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/help/method?method=users/{id}/questions ) that ...
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Implicit Flow Isn't Redirecting

I'm using the WebAuthenticationBroker to allow users to log in to their account: var accessToken = ""; var uri = "https://stackexchange.com/oauth/dialog?redirect_uri=https://localhost.com&...
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min/max parameters are incorrectly documented as date - confusion and crippled libraries ensue

I have noticed this on all sorted routes. The min/max say that they are context sensitive to the sort type yet are documented as date. How is a date min/max valid when sorting by, for instance votes?...
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JavaScript SDK-based workflow never pushes message back from OAuth login_success page on Stack Exchange side

I'm using the JavaScript SDK by Stack Exchange provided with the latest API, and despite following the official instructions & examples it doesn't work - it seems there is a bug which breaks the ...
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Application stats are completely broken.

It appears that the application stats are completely broken. Attempting to view the number of times Stack Mobile hit the /questions/* methods results in this graph: It would seem that statistics were ...
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The tagged parameter does not work with multiple tags

Take these two API calls: http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/questions?tagged=php;rant http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/questions/tagged/php;rant A couple of problems: Shouldn't they return the same ...
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update crossdomain.xml on stackauth.com and api endpoints to work with current Flash

I am implementing a javascript client that uses the Flash based XHR replacement Flensed in the interest of providing more robust api communication than that provided by JSONP. Apparently the current ...
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API v1.1 users call returns association_id for which the Stack Exchange web site has no profile

For a particular user, the users API v1.1 call returns an association_id that gives a "Page Not Found" error where the Stack Exchange profile should be, though their Stack Exchange profile can be ...
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It's taking two calls to /oauth/dialog/ to get an access_token? [duplicate]

When we send this request: https://stackexchange.com/oauth/dialog/?client_id=`client_id`&scope=read_inbox%2cno_expiry%2cwrite_access%2cprivate_info&redirect_uri=https%3a%2f%2fstackexchange....
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Can't get JSON representation for the help

The API Documentation and Help states: If the help URL is requested in a common web browser, a HTML styled version of the JSON help will be returned. Otherwise, the JSON help will be ...
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Badge numbers are wildly erroneous for meta accounts returned by the /associated query

There is a serious problem with badge counts on meta sites as returned by the /users/{ids}/associated route. Consider this user (chosen for high volume of meta activity). On Meta Stack Overflow, ...
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Where can I find the reputation black market?

Apparently there is one around, at least I can't explain the recent jump in reputation of 4k for user 1026 by any other means (just kidding of course, no offense please ;) The API Beta badge accounts ...
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Typos on api.stackexchange.com/docs/js-lib

Under the Authentication section on https://api.stackexchange.com/docs/js-lib, there are a few typos (emphasis mine): scope (optional) – an array of scopes to request during authentication, valid ...
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The API /questions/{ids}/timeline path doesn't return several items that occurred after the fromdate parameter

I need to get all the question activity after some particular time. I am using the timeline API, like so:       /questions/20032212/timeline?fromdate=1384705610&site=stackoverflow.com But it ...
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stackauth.com/1.0/users/{id}/associated no longer returning email_hash for some sites

I'm not getting email_hash for some sites from stackauth.com/1.0/users/{id}/associated since sometime after midnight CDT (UTC-0500).
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Why do I get a throttle violation after 300 requests while using a key but no access_token?

I'm doing some testing on my app, and I let it run on a machine this afternoon while I was away. When I got back, I was geting 503 throttle violation errors from my API calls. I was calling the "...
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Questions method does not return answers

I think questions method also return answers too and the help page says so http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/help/method?method=questions .... "answers": [ { "answer_id": { "...
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“OAuth request must be over HTTPS” when request is over https

I had a bug reported to me that I was able to reproduce. When authorizing to my Badges webapp, we get the following error: error: invalid_request error description: OAuth request must be over ...
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An associated query is returning a partial record for a particular user

This query returns (in addition to several complete records) this incomplete one: { "user_id": 2196, "user_type": "registered", "display_name": "Wil", "reputation": 151, "email_hash": "...
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Something's changed about user timelines

Six to Eight's user display has just broken, as the /user/id/timeline route seems to have started returning different data. Previously, timeline_type of entries in the user_timelines array used to be ...
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Unread messages in inbox query shows older inbox messages

I am using the /inbox/unread route to get the unread messages in a user's inbox. Recently (over the last couple of months, perhaps) I have noticed that the entries returned from this route initially ...
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“We are currently offline for maintenance” message when authenticating to stackexchange API

I'm creating an application that connects to the Stack Exchange API for write access. I'm implementing server side explicit authentication. However, when I send the acquired code to the specified end ...
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Typo in throttle violation error message

I was just playing around with the API locally and got throttled for the questions and answers methods (the only two I was using). Anyway, I noticed there’s a small typo in the error message that’s ...
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Why is comment_count=1 (incorrectly) when this particular filter is used?

We're seeing that, when a particular filter we've created is used, the API will return "comment_count": 1 for questions with no comments. For a search for questions with no answers, ordered by ...
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“Informed” badge shown as Next badge, but doesn't exist on this site

On my profile page, the Informed badge is shown as the next badge to obtain: Clicking it even shows a popup with a link to the Tour page, but it looks quite different from other SE sites. Looking at ...
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Why is /questions API returning deleted questions?

In last few days I have noticed that questions API returns questions that where deleted hours before the API call. This is a short example, if more logs are need to pin point the problem, please ...
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The “advanced search” path returns very wrong results for the `q` parameter

I'm trying to search for a string. It's a hardware identifier 10ec:8168 and should be unique to that make/model of chip. Any questions that mention is should be relevant. But compare the site search ...
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should min/max for alpha-numeric cases be case-insensitive?

I am having a hard time coming up with a use case in which case-sensitive min/max parameters make sense and several solid cases for a case-insensitive min/max. Example: With case insensitive min/max:...
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sorting ascending vs descending

I don't understand the difference between ascending and descending? Surely ascending means the most active/recent/popular/A first, and descending means the least active/recent/popular/Z first? But it ...
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Stack Exchange API is returning boolean(false) For 'is_answered' On Question With Accepted Answer

When you view this question you see a closed question which has an accepted answer. When you get the API info for it you get this: ["question_id"]=> int(17466804) ["creation_date"]=> int(...
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Filter doesn't consistently return comment bodies

I've been trying to set up a filter I can use with /questions/{id}/answers/ (using the UI at this link), which returns the following fields: answer: answer_id body_markdown comments ...
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Total reputation reported by the /users/{ids}/reputation route is low

When querying the /users/{ids}/reputation API route, the total amount of reputation I get back from all reputation changes is much lower than my reputation reported on Stack Overflow. Here's my ...