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Post body is optional field in questions method?

"body": { "description": "body of this post", "values": "string", "optional": true }, Post body is optional field in questions method? Shouldn't all the posts have body field?
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How to sort answers to question?

If I retrieve a question like so: http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/questions/1429951&sort=votes I expect the answers to be sorted by votes, but they're not. How can I do this?
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Do tags have “Id” field?

According to help page, there is no "Id" field. But I am just wondering if there id "Id" field for tags, can we get it through API too?
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Tangoverflow - StackApps API using D with Tango

Screenshot / Code Snippet Not yet available. About So far, in commit #2, can successfully parse the statistics API into an object. I'll update more as I get more of the API done (but for now, I ...
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The search method is returning an extra result.

By default the /search method is supposed to return 30 results per page, but it's returning 31. I only tested a few other values for pagesize but it looks like it always returns one extra result. In ...
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Unanswered questions API does not work

The /questions/unanswered API returns the full list of questions (same as /questions).
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Last activity date

It would be useful if the API allowed you to return items based on their last activity date. Let's take a question for example. /questions/fromlastactivitydate=XYZ&tolastactivitydate=XYZ All ...
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Users timeline help claims to be pageable but isn't

The help page for the users timeline call claims that the timeline can handle paging but it doesn't seem to be able to. The output doesn't have the total count of pages, etc and the page attribute ...
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How to use the stackapps API from JavaScript with XMLHttpRequest or XDomainRequest?

I had an idea for an app that required calling the stackapps API from JavaScript, but when I started prototyping it I quickly found out that the API does not allow cross origin requests. This means ...
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Can API stats return real revision number instead of 1234.5678?

Currently it returns like this "revision": "1.0.1234.5678" And looks like that number never changed. So, Can API return real revision number whenever there is an update? It will be very useful ...
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Can I use “StackOverflow” in the title of my website?

According to the little tooltip I get when registering an app, Do not: Use any of the full names for our websites in the name of your website or application. By full name, do you mean "...
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I can't get a response for /questions/{id} in Chrome Extension

I'm writing a Chrome Extension that queries the API. Using jQuery, I have the following code called from my background page: $.ajax({ url: 'http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/questions/' + id ,...
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Help page for search is missing

It looks like search is available in the current API but there is no help page for it. http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/search?intitle=test
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The Faq Has a Broken Link

Currently the first link in the FAQ points to http://dev.stackapps.com/?tab=apps. It should link to https://stackapps.com/?tab=apps. Simple fix, but it confused me for a short time.
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Is the question_id monotonically increasing?

Just wondering: Does the question_id monotonically increase for every new question? Is the question_id unique globally for a deployed app or is it unique in some sub-domain? Is there any relation ...
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Filter support for regex or wildcards

Filter would be significantly more useful it it supported Regex or wildcards. Ideally under a different parameter. Wildcard could be with the * or the %. This would allow for "starts-with" or "ends-...
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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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Don't allow requests with No Key to use existing session with valid API Key

Once I did a request with a valid API key http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/stats?key=MYKEY Every requests (from that IP) later on without key will use existing session with API key, limit counter ...
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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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Building an app using a wrapper

To be considered for the contest must our app use 100% self made code or can we use someones wrapper.
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Document fields that may be not be included in responses

I'd like to see documentation on what fields may not be included in responses or, alternatively, which fields are guaranteed to be included. Currently it's a little confusing because some fields may ...
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Revision help URL contains wrong header

There are two revision urls listed on the help page but they both seem to contain the same detailed information. The header for the non-guid version contains the url for the one that takes a guid. ...
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Request with Invalid key still return the content and rate limit stepped down into No Key Limit

For example http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/stats?key=TEST1234&type=jsontext Request with Invalid key still return the content and rate limit stepped down into No Key Limit X-Ratelimit-...
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Can we have subdomains under stackapps.com with application or library names?

For example, http://stackmobile.stackapps.com (George Edison) http://stackdeck.stackapps.com (iconiK) http://stackapplet.stackapps.com (George Edison) for application or library owners? I think ...
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“Get an API key” on stackapps.com/about page is incorrect

the "Get an API key" link listed on the stackapps about page is incorrect. It points to https://stackapps.com/app/register and a lovely picture of Zardoz instead of the correct https://stackapps.com/...
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questions/{id}/timeline documentation: timeline_type values not listed

The timeline_type for post timelines just says "string" for the "values". From a cursory look at a few questions, I've seen the following types of events: question answer comment revision votes The ...
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questions/{id} help page sort parameter description is inconsistence with others

The description of the Sort parameter in questions/{id} help page is inconsistent with those of other pages. On the questions/{id} help page: sort (optional): How a collection should be ...
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Methods that return comments document body and comments parameters but they do nothing

Methods that return comments document the "body" and "comments" parameters, but they have no effect on the results, which cannot include comments and always include the body. Specific methods: /...
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Two minor typos in the API help

In http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/help /users/{id}/answers Gets answer summary informatino for the user with 'id'. and in the Returns section of http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/help/method?method=...
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API Key limit 10k is Per IP Address or Globally?

Getting started FAQ says No Key limit is IP Address based, but it does not say for with API Key. When I test my API Key from different IP Addresses, I noticed that 10k limit is globally, limit is ...
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Confirmation on sort, order and min/max

I'd like confirmation, if possible, that the following chart of sort types is correct: sort |orderable|min/max |min/max type ------------------------------------------ activity | yes | ...
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Creation of an API 'about' method for the application key being passed

Hi there! Because the API uses a key, I'd like to ask if a request can be created so that, on application start (and, during runtime), you can ask whether your key is valid, and get back information ...
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Inconsistency in the handling of multiple IDs with a duplicate

There appears to be some inconsistency in the way multiple ids are being handled, especially when a duplicate exists. Duplicate ID is significant For example, when requesting a timeline of multiple ...
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/users/{id} and /users/{id}/timeline - filter parameter?

Both /users/{id} and /users/{id}/timeline say they take a filter parameter for users' names, but it seems to do nothing. Are they not supposed to be there?
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Two minor typos in the “Register your Application” form

In the help text (on the right hand side) for the Application Name field on https://stackapps.com/apps/register: I think this should be changed: " ... is built on the our platform ...". For example, ...
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/questions/unanswered and /tags allow id parameter, but it does nothing

The /questions/unanswered and /tags queries both document (as required) and allow an "id" parameter. You can use it as /questions/unanswered?id=1;2;3, but it does nothing (that I can tell) and doesn't ...
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Feature Request to Include Gravatar URL for Users API

The result set for the users API does not return the URL for the user's Gravatar. For reference: http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/help/method?method=users
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Method /users/{id} doesn't return “about_me” if the user has never modified it

See title. When a user never modified their "about me" section the API doesn't return that, which then causes my parser to go wild returning errors. However, when a user has modified their "about me"...
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API methods that return a single Item by id: unnecessary parameters to remove?

On methods that return a single item by id like the following: /badges/{id} /answers/{id} /questions/{id} /comments/{id} /users/{id} is it correct to have these parameters on Documentation?...
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Is there a way to discover what versions are available?

http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/help works. http://api.stackoverflow.com/1.0/help does not. Is there something that returns 0.8 as the most recent version? And/or is there something that lists every ...
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Can the server side of the API be open sourced?

I would like to see the open source Stack Exchange clones (OSQA/Shapado) to implement the same API, and this would help considerably.
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Provide a “latest” version for apps that want to keep up

By pointing my application at http://api.stackoverflow.com/n.n/... or possibly http://api.stackoverflow.com/latest/... I could keep up with all the version changes released. Alternate forms to stay ...
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questions/{id} API method: pagesize parameter?

I'm trying to get the lightest data about a given question id because i just need the question's title. With this call: http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/questions/1598715?pagesize=1 i get "pagesize":...
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How to get a User Id

Is there a way to get the user id so I can use the method /users/{id} I guess that for security you cannot asked the API give the id of a user with this openid Identification but is there another way?...
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Featured questions API

Can we get an API to get the list of featured questions (/questions/featured)?
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What is the syntax for specifying parameters?

How do I specify a parameter in the URL? http://api.stackoverflow.com/0.8/questions works as expected. Then I would like to pass parameter body with a value of true (that is available according to ...
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What's with the reputation here on Stack Apps?

This site is only a couple of hours old, yet there are 33 users with over 2000 rep and 9 with over 4000. Are these values holdovers from dev.meta.stackoverflow.com, where everyone started out with ...
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Support - Another thing from Meta

We really need to have the support tag as a required tag. Why? Well... What is the syntax for specifying parameters? Is there a way of querying how much of the API limit has been used? Can I apply ...
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What are the min and max parameters?

Several of the api methods (e.g. questions) have min and max parameters with the following description: min (optional) Minimum of the range to include in the current . number ...
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Official Status Site/Page/Banner

It would be useful to have an official status displayed somewhere. A banner on all stackapps.com pages, or a specific page that we could view to see the status of the API. Just now I tried to view ...

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