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Hacking on Wikipedia: links for 2008-03-20


I was recently talking to a friend about writing to screen-scraping tool for wikipedia.

My first two thoughts:

  1. Scraping can be problematic at best
  • Dealing with nasty, nasty markup
  • Prone to change
  1. There has to be a better way
  • Preferably someone else has already done the legwork

After some digging, I uncovered the following bits:

The new API is very new, so your mileage may vary.

Update:

Rob Cakebread pointed me at a couple more resources:

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