Accessing Wikipedia's API

Hey folks,

Has anyone used Wikipedia's API with Rails? It looks like it is
incomplete (http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/API) and doesn't support
REST. All I'm looking to do is pull a summary of an article (a
paragraph or so of text) for a topic I supply.

Cheers,
Dan

Dan Croak wrote:

Hey folks,

Has anyone used Wikipedia's API with Rails? It looks like it is
incomplete (http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/API) and doesn't support
REST. All I'm looking to do is pull a summary of an article (a
paragraph or so of text) for a topic I supply.

Cheers,
Dan

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Have a look at this:

http://shanesbrain.net/articles/2006/10

Worked for me.

HTH
CT

Dan Croak wrote:

Hey folks,

Has anyone used Wikipedia's API with Rails? It looks like it is
incomplete (http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/API) and doesn't support
REST. All I'm looking to do is pull a summary of an article (a
paragraph or so of text) for a topic I supply.

Cheers,
Dan

Hi Dan,

I also need to what you said in your query. Can you please tell as to
how were you able to do that?

Thanks.