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Invalid HTML characters in questions bodies

While writing an Android App that shows questions from the SE network, I've noticed that the SE REST API returns invalid HTML characters; after a bit more of researching I've found it's not the API ...
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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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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 is the API giving a different response for preview true/false with POST requests?

Update This expression will evaluate to show the cause. The only requirement is an emacs with url. As you can see, the result from using curl and that from using the url package is different. ...
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Max score with tagged works incorrectly for /questions, correctly for /search

When I look for questions tagged java from the first week of September 2014 with a minimum score of 10 like this: /2.2/questions?fromdate=1409529600&todate=1410134400&min=10&sort=votes&...
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/answers API request returns no tags if body_markdown is included [duplicate]

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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Why does the /events service sometimes pause for a couple of minutes?

In developing the firehose service, I found that the /events API often "pauses" for a couple of minutes before resuming. Is this a known issue? Specifically, I am polling /events every 10 seconds ...
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Buggy HTTP header behavior with the `site` parameter. Improper caching?

In sx.el we are using url-request-extra-headers to pass API requests to Stack Exchange. When performing multiple queries in quick succession, we end up receiving the same JSON response even when the ...
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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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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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/revisions/{ids} returns results where revision_number is always 1

As of now, Code Review Question 59285 has three revisions, excluding the original question. If I fetch those three revisions using the API, I see that all of them have revision_number set to 1. That'...
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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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Byte Order Mark suddenly appearing in query results

Query results seem to have started including BOMs sometime today. I had to add code to handle it. I don't see this documented anywhere.
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Application icon on authorization page isn't loading

I can't seem to get the application icon for Stack Applet to display on the authorization page. (I'm using the implicit flow.) The URL that I open the browser to is: https://stackexchange.com/oauth/...
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OAuth login fails for Stack Exchange and Facebook, but not Google

I'm integrating with Stack Exchange API on iOS 6 & 7. To authenticate, I load up a UIWebView with the OAuth page. Google login works well, but Stack Exchange and Facebook do not. Are these ...
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What is the "inname" parameter to the /tags 2.0 API?

I'm just playing with the new 2.0 API and in /tags there is a field inname that I can't find any description or documentation for. What does it do? Is it like the old filter parameter on the old API? ...
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Query Statistics for my app responds with "No Requests" [duplicate]

When I access Query Statistics for my app (while logged in) I get "No Requests" Am I doing something wrong? I'm using Chrome 34 on Ubuntu.
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Sorting and filtering is broken on /questions

Sorting error When querying /questions and sort them by creation in descending order, the creation_date drops very rapidly. I was looking for questions in the [php] tag on Stack Overflow. There are ...
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/stats is broken on OnStartups

The following URL is returning an object that is missing some data: http://api.onstartups.stackexchange.com/1.1/stats The entire site object is missing from the returned data. Other sites, such as ...
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Authentication Statistics are the same for all apps

I know the stats are new, I'm not sure if they are still in development. But they are identical for the 3 apps I have registered, given that the app's id is in the URL of the stats page, I guess the ...
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Include range [1, 100] on pagesize

I see that "range" is being used to indicate valid range on most numeric parameters, e.g. 32-bit integer, range [0, 2,147,483,647] 32-bit integer, range [1, 2,147,483,647] The smaller valid range ...
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API documentation pages match some site names incorrectly

The bug is not in the API itself, but in the pages documenting its methods. To reproduce, follow the link http://api.stackexchange.com/docs/info#filter=default&site=math and observe that the page ...
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Certain users aren't showing up in /users when filter is applied

NB: The filter parameter in v1.x of the API had a different meaning to the filter parameter in v2.0 Consider the following query: http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.1/users?filter=jon%20skeet This ...
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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 ...
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Get Token button in "Try it" doesn't give me a key in IE11

When I visit for example the timeline docs to try that api I need to get a token first by clicking 'Get Token'. In IE11 (win 7/x64) this is broken. A window does pop-up but there is never a key ...
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bounties_offered are not being returned correctly from /users/{ids}/reputation

When querying the /users/{ids}/reputation API route, reputation changes for bounties_offered are not being returned correctly. In my own results, I see a reputation object with a reputation_change ...
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The reputation_change field is missing from the reputation results on some CW posts

When querying the /users/{ids}/reputation API route, the reputation_change field is missing from the results on community-wiki answers. I think the reputation type should always include this field, ...
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SSL handshake error after Stack Overflow back on - anything related to SSL certification changed?

I'm building a Stack Overflow app for BlackBerry10. Earlier today (Feb 16, 2014), Stack Overflow was down and after it came back up my app starts to have this issue. My app works fine when it's in ...
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"Try it" facility suffers a double-encoding bug

As you can clearly see from the above, the ampersand in the site name in the "Try It" section of the API method documentation has been double-encoded. This affects any site with an ampersand in the ...
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Google’s OAuth redirect broken

We just tried to authenticate with our application without being logged into anything on StackExchange. This is best tested in a private browser session without any cookies etc. So after starting the ...
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Why is there a difference between "questions" and "search" in API?

I have a query to find the number of questions tagged java from 2012-08-01 to 2013-08-01. Running this using both /questions and /search produces different results: https://api.stackexchange.com/2....
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Not all sites are returning Hi Res icons

In the /sites method, not all the sites return high_resolution_icon_url field. (e.g. Personal Finance and Money) Although if you add "@2" to the normal resolution icon you can see a high res image ...
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Advanced search API not returning data for "phonegap" tag

I am trying to gather results from the API for the tag phonegap but the API is not returning any data. I am using /search/advanced and get nothing back for November: { "items": [], "...
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Implicit OAuth Flow stopped working. Redirect happening to a non existent URL [duplicate]

The following URL is first hit when a user clicks on Login: https://stackexchange.com/oauth/dialog?client_id=202&redirect_uri=https%3a%2f%2fstackexchange.com%2foauth%2flogin_success&scope=...
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Incorrect link parameter on the "Complex Queries" documentation page

The "Complex Queries" documentation page has this link: Of these three posts on Server Fault, the one with the most recent activity where "the one with the most recent activity" links to https://...
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V2.1 API body HTML has unclosed li tags

The Stack Exchange API (with a safe filter) is returning question body content with malformed HTML, specifically <li> elements that do not have closing tags (and no valid parent). I've seen ...
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Link to applied_count leads to a 404

To Reproduce Run an API query on tag-synonyms, you will get a result that includes something like this: Issue(s) Click on the applied_count link and you get redirected to this page which is a 404. It ...
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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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No award_count field on any badges

The docs say the default filter includes award_count, and I've made a filter with it in. But no award_count is returned on any badge route. The exception being when a badge item is returned in ...
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Trying to get the Total results count crashes the /notifications path

I am trying to use the filter !9ciXfDSYM (same as default but with total) with the /notifications request and the response is: { "error_id": 500, "error_name": "internal_error", "...
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API calls that return select post bodies throw JSON errors

When calling the Stack Exchange API to get the post body, it will return an error for some posts. EG: /docs/questions#page=13&pagesize=100&fromdate=2013-09-01&todate=2013-09-02&order=...
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/oauth/access_token not redirecting back to my redirect_uri

I am trying to implement Stack Exchange using oAuth 2.0. I am able to get CODE but, when I try to get access_token through this code: <?php if(isset($_GET['code'])) { ?> <form method="POST" ...
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/users/{ids}/timeline creation_date missing or incorrect

I am writing a small widget that displays the time since I was awarded my last badge on Stack Overflow. I noticed that my most recent badge was missing from the timeline data (/users/{ids}/timeline). ...
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Most of the url are missing the protocol

Maybe you were trying to fix the other "bug" I've pointed out, but now most of the url for the icons are missing the protocol! { "site_type": "main_site", "name": "Stack Overflow", "...
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Mistake in API 2.0 Documentation - Wrong item type for Careers Message

On https://api.stackexchange.com/docs/types/inbox-item the Careers Message example shows the wrong item type.
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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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Stack Exchange API is returning non-existant/incorrect notices for questions

When you view this question you do not see any notices other than the protected notice at bottom. Also, you are able to edit the answers and question (provided you have the privilege). However, when ...
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Stack Exchange API is not returning the close vote counts for questions

When you visit this question (with proper privs) you can see that there are 2 close votes cast for it. However, if you access the information for this question using the Stack Exchange API you get ...
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The API has stopped allowing CORS requests

I just noticed that a script I have that makes CORS requests to the API stopped working on Meta Stack Overflow, claiming that the domain isn't allowed by Access-Control-Allow-Origin, which is true ...

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