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prop=revisions (rv)

(main | query | revisions)
  • This module requires read rights.
  • This module can be used as a generator.
  • Source: MediaWiki
  • License: GPL-2.0-or-later

Get revision information.

May be used in several ways:

  1. Get data about a set of pages (last revision), by setting titles or pageids.
  2. Get revisions for one given page, by using titles or pageids with start, end, or limit.
  3. Get data about a set of revisions by setting their IDs with revids.
Parameters:
rvprop

Which properties to get for each revision:

ids
The ID of the revision.
flags
Revision flags (minor).
timestamp
The timestamp of the revision.
user
User that made the revision.
userid
User ID of the revision creator.
size
Length (bytes) of the revision.
sha1
SHA-1 (base 16) of the revision.
contentmodel
Content model ID of the revision.
comment
Comment by the user for the revision.
parsedcomment
Parsed comment by the user for the revision.
content
Text of the revision.
tags
Tags for the revision.
parsetree
Deprecated. Use action=expandtemplates or action=parse instead. The XML parse tree of revision content (requires content model wikitext).
Values (separate with | or alternative): ids, flags, timestamp, user, userid, size, sha1, contentmodel, comment, parsedcomment, content, tags, parsetree
Default: ids|timestamp|flags|comment|user
rvlimit

Limit how many revisions will be returned.

May only be used with a single page (mode #2).
No more than 500 (5.000 for bots) allowed.
Type: integer or max
rvexpandtemplates
Deprecated.

Use action=expandtemplates instead. Expand templates in revision content (requires rvprop=content).

Type: boolean (details)
rvgeneratexml
Deprecated.

Use action=expandtemplates or action=parse instead. Generate XML parse tree for revision content (requires rvprop=content).

Type: boolean (details)
rvparse
Deprecated.

Use action=parse instead. Parse revision content (requires rvprop=content). For performance reasons, if this option is used, rvlimit is enforced to 1.

Type: boolean (details)
rvsection

Only retrieve the content of this section number.

rvdiffto
Deprecated.

Use action=compare instead. Revision ID to diff each revision to. Use prev, next and cur for the previous, next and current revision respectively.

rvdifftotext
Deprecated.

Use action=compare instead. Text to diff each revision to. Only diffs a limited number of revisions. Overrides rvdiffto. If rvsection is set, only that section will be diffed against this text.

rvdifftotextpst
Deprecated.

Use action=compare instead. Perform a pre-save transform on the text before diffing it. Only valid when used with rvdifftotext.

Type: boolean (details)
rvcontentformat

Serialization format used for rvdifftotext and expected for output of content.

One of the following values: application/json, text/plain, text/x-wiki, text/javascript, text/css
rvstartid

Start enumeration from this revision's timestamp. The revision must exist, but need not belong to this page.

May only be used with a single page (mode #2).
Type: integer
rvendid

Stop enumeration at this revision's timestamp. The revision must exist, but need not belong to this page.

May only be used with a single page (mode #2).
Type: integer
rvstart

From which revision timestamp to start enumeration.

May only be used with a single page (mode #2).
Type: timestamp (allowed formats)
rvend

Enumerate up to this timestamp.

May only be used with a single page (mode #2).
Type: timestamp (allowed formats)
rvdir

In which direction to enumerate:

newer
List oldest first. Note: rvstart has to be before rvend.
older
List newest first (default). Note: rvstart has to be later than rvend.
May only be used with a single page (mode #2).
One of the following values: newer, older
Default: older
rvuser

Only include revisions made by user.

May only be used with a single page (mode #2).
Type: user name
rvexcludeuser

Exclude revisions made by user.

May only be used with a single page (mode #2).
Type: user name
rvtag

Only list revisions tagged with this tag.

rvtoken
Deprecated.

Which tokens to obtain for each revision.

Values (separate with | or alternative): rollback
rvcontinue

When more results are available, use this to continue.