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Will the API support the chat system?

Having read through come of the questions on here it's my understanding that v 1.0 of the API is for read-only access to real-time data, pretty much what's available in the data dump. Write support is ...
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Why does the API lack (proper) HTTP cache control headers?

I've just read Kevin's answer to Do I need API key to use StackAuth API? and been quite surprised that the API doesn't seem to facilitate proper HTTP caching already: You really shouldn't be ...
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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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Markdown versus HTML

Does the API always return question and answer bodies in HTML format? Is there any provided way to get them in Markdown format, for easier local editing? If not, please consider this a feature ...
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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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Please include Flag Weight in User API

Flag Weight is visible to everyone. It would be great if that info included in API /users/{ID} result.
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Provide a streaming API instead of forcing API users to poll

I've written an IRC bot that can notify channels when new questions with a certain tag are posted. However, currently I'm polling the URL #{APIURL}questions?pagesize=100&fromdate=#{@...
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Global Inbox uses the API?

Just wondering if the GI uses the APIto work, it could but it would require a lot of requests (though it won't take up [internet] bandwidth because it's done inside the server cluster (that is ...
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Why is edit_count exposed on Comments but not Questions or Answers

Comments have an edit_count field, why is this field not included with Question and Answer responses? Further, the edit_count field has limited utility on a comment where, lacking revisions and a ...
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Can we have an Owner Name value in Question, Answer, and Comment?

If a post has no owner for whatever reason, we don't get the owner object in the response. Thus, it is impossible to display the username of the missing owner. The site is able to do this, so we ...
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Write access (post answers, comments etc. on behalf of users)

From what I can tell, there's currently no way to write to StackExchange sites using the API. Are there any plans to support this? This would mean some implementation headaches, such as providing a ...
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Will the new traffic measuring formula be available via the API as well?

From this MSO answer: stackexchange.com/sites was just updated today to use a new formula for traffic. Area 51 is still using the old formula, but will be updated soon to use the new formula. ...
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reduce api calls - please add last_modified to user structure

When updating a cached list of questions, I can query min last_activity_date, drastically reducing traffic. using creation_date, one can efficiently maintain a cached list of users with minimal ...
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Can we get write access to user favorites?

I'd like users of my app to be able to add questions to their favourites. Will this be added to the API as an authenticated call?
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Is it possible to get daily reputation change for a user via the API?

I'm trying to fetch a user's daily reputation change history for a project that's still early in the planning stages. I've been trying to use the "reputation" endpoint, but it seems like I can query ...
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Greatest Hit questions data/route in API

Can we get access to the greatest hits functionality of the websites? Something like /questions/hits, and with an id (as in user ID) parameter to match the website. Maybe in version 2.1? This data ...
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Please add accepted_date to answers/{id}

The reputation timeline aggregates activity so that only one instance of each answer or question is returned for a given timeframe. This makes it difficult to tease out reputation awarded for ...
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Implement Simple Update Protocol (SUP) endpoint

http://code.google.com/p/simpleupdateprotocol/ The basic concept is that instead of polling individual API calls for changes, you make a single call to a 'SUP endpoint' which indicates any changes ...
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Complete question timeline including votes

Is there any chance to get more information in questions timeline such as when it has been upvoted, when it has been downvoted, same for all answers, including comments, and other actions such as vote ...
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The user and owner objects appear to be optional in the question timeline result.

This is probably just a simple documentation fix and not really a bug. The doc for the /questions/{id}/timeline method says that the user and owner objects are not optional, but they aren't always ...
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Why does the 'Apps' tab show hot questions and the 'Scripts' tab high scoring questions?

The Stack Apps homepage has two unique tabs which are not present on other sites: Apps and Scripts. There is a slight difference between the two, which is visible upon hovering: That's right, the '...
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WebSockets in API

Now that the actual sites have updates for Questions and Inbox with WebSockets. Can we get access to these via the API? If they are stable enough for the sits, then surely they for the API?
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