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Limits of the API?

Posted 01 June 2011 - 04:08 PM

Is the API still limited to the forums? I'm wanting to create a program in Java that goes through the messenger and takes the body of the message and then sends it to your phone via SMS.
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Re: Limits of the API?

Posted 02 June 2011 - 06:29 AM

AFAIK, the API is currently limited to a few XML calls. For example, the homepage is this:
http://www.dreaminco.../forums/xml.php (Watch out. It's not totally VALID XML)

You can show a forum's XML like this:
http://www.dreaminco...php?showforum=1 (Again, watch out. It's not totally VALID XML)

You can show user info here:
http://www.dreaminco...php?showuser=34

And you can show a topic here:
http://www.dreaminco...howtopic=179566 (Again, watch out. It's not totally VALID XML)
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Re: Limits of the API?

Posted 02 June 2011 - 06:52 AM

So will the API be able to use other things like the Messenger when the new version of the forums is released? Whenever that may be.
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Re: Limits of the API?

Posted 02 June 2011 - 07:30 AM

Frankly, I don't know. And I don't know if even skyhawk133 has that planned yet. It probably will allow for a login interface and stuff like that, but we're not totally there yet.
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Re: Limits of the API?

Posted 02 June 2011 - 01:10 PM

You need to remember that the DIC team did not create the forum. So they have to rely on the main software, third party plugins and their own custom code! So sadly it is not as scalable as if they had made it themselves.
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Re: Limits of the API?

Posted 24 June 2011 - 03:44 PM

You can always have manual authentication and direct HTML parsing (aka screen-scraping).
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