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How to batch up multiple id requests to maximize economy and still avoid (400) Bad Request [closed]

Update: All of our grumblings and the unbearable beauty of our workarounds resulted in this issue being fixed last week. You can now send 100 id in one request and receive 100 responses. See Url ...
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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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Should there be a discovery API?

It would seem to me that a simple API that return an array of the API base URL and perhaps the common name of the sites that support the API would be valuable. Is this sensible? EDIT: This is what I ...
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Don't include answers in question lists by default

Right now, question list API queries (such as /questions, /questions/unanswered, /user/{id}/questions and so on) also return at most 30 answers (apparently) for each question. While this might be ...
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all api endpoints except api.stackoverflow.com are failing paged requests with HTML 503

UPDATE: I am being told that this is by design. I could not disagree more. The inconsistent 503 throttling issue aside, the API is JSON based. HTML errors serve no purpose in response to an API ...
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'Informed' badge doesn't exist on site, but is still being promoted

The issue of a non-existent badge being promoted has been brought up before, but the following still happens: This will likely disappear once I get another badge (soon after posting this question :), ...
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Should status-review be made a mod tag?

On most other meta sites, status-review is a moderator tag, however on stack apps (which is it’s own meta) it is not a moderator tag. Since there is no status-review moderator tag on stack apps, ...
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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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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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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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Support Cross-Origin Resource Sharing

Currently, the only way to call the API from javascript is to use JSONP, but this can be cumbersome and has security issues. If the following header was included in all API responses, the API could be ...
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Detecting StackExchanges with non-standard "plugins" (e.g. MathJax)

Some recent StackExchanges are starting to include site specific 3rd party JavaScripts - for example, cstheory.stackexchange.com (and math.stackexchange.com) both use what I think is MathJax to render ...
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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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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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Url length limits have been increased

There's been some grumbling in the past about the unreliability of really ludicrously long URLs sent to the API. We've always considered this suboptimal, but the underlying technical constraints (...
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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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Can we not limit requests based on the first one?

According to the answer given to this question, it seems like the API limits requests based on the first one. (Regardless of the presence of a key.) Can this please be changed? It really hinders ...
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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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API endpoints do not set Access-Control-Allow-Origin, so CORS requests fail

This looks like it might have been requested before: Support Cross-Origin Resource Sharing In order for CORS to work, the Access-Control-Allow-Origin header (and related headers) must be set. With ...
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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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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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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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Any news of more write APIs?

It's been a while since I was last here. Is there any news on further updates to the API? (I'm specifically thinking about adding more write methods.)
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Implicit OAuth flow is not working when the user is not logged in.

Here is the URL I am trying to use: https://stackexchange.com/oauth/dialog?client_id=120&scope=read_inbox,no_expiry&redirect_uri=https://stackexchange.com/oauth/login_success This works ...
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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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Make site icons have transparent backgrounds

This is a request to make the site's icons have transparent backgrounds. They are already PNGs, so they support that. This would make applications such as Droidstack look much better. Although ...
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Should we enable Stack Snippets?

A couple of days ago I answered a question about the Stack API. As my answer could be illustrated with a working code example I went ahead to create a Stack Snippet. To my surprise that feature isn'...
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Wouldn't it be nice if we had a Community Bulletin?

Our site is a bit special and different in some places compared to "regular" sites in the Stack Exchange network. For example: We are are both a Meta and a Main site. We have a special API ...
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Allow post type to optionally return title field

Currently, it's possible to get the title field from the question type returned by /questions/{ids} and from the answer type returned by /answers/{ids}, using the appropriate filters. Unfortunately, ...
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Exclude help requests and redirects from the API limit

Help API requests probably should not count towards the no-key API limit. The most likely usage scenario of the API without a key is when people are trying to learn it, which means reading the help a ...
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please expose stackauth via a url that is consistent with the api

Most libraries and apps need to version themselves by adding the version number to the url and subsequently most of the http request code includes this information in the url building process. the ...
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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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In the timeline the ability to know what events belong to what question

Take this example: http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.9/questions/3165492;3182016/timeline Would it not make sense to have the question_id as a parameter on each timeline object? It makes the timeline ...
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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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API Suggestion: suppress http error code when jsonp is specified

Conclusion: fast response by Kevin enables the JSONP functionality of the API to assume it's rightful description of awesome. http://soapi.info/Code/JS/Stable/ErrorTest.htm The JSONP functionality ...
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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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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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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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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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Few typos in the documentation pages

https://api.stackexchange.com/docs/vectors When passing a vector, sepeate each id with a semicolon. For example, /users/1;2;3;4;5?site=somesite would fetch users with ids 1 through 5 on somesite. ...
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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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Issue with JavaScript SDK

When using the JavaScript SDK to enable client side OAuth flow, I'm running into this issue: Uncaught TypeError: Cannot read properties of null (reading 'postMessage') And the page gets stuck with the ...
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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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After a throttle violation, could the error message include the time when the block will be lifted?

I got my first throttle violation error after running in jsFiddle some example code given to me by a library author in response to a question of mine about how to use their library. This is the error ...
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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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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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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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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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Paging fails at 10K items for /search on any site but Stack Overflow

There's a problem with requesting more than 10,000 items. With Stack Overflow it works just fine. But with Super User, Server Fault, etc. no items are returned for requests for items after the 10,...
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Moderation request: Please make `app-key` a synonym of `api-key`

Refer to Are "api-key" and "app-key" the same thing?. Although I've now retagged the questions that used app-key, there are still plenty of places where the redundant term is ...
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