Brad Jorsch <> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|UNCONFIRMED                 |RESOLVED
         Resolution|---                         |WONTFIX

--- Comment #2 from Brad Jorsch <> ---
The core MediaWiki API is concerned with accessing data provided by MediaWiki,
not with taking wiki pages and trying to extract structured data from their

You could use the tool someone has created at to fetch relevant metadata. The
developer of that tool would probably be willing to work with you.

Or you could try to convince the communities on Commons and other wikis with
PotDs to somehow make this data available in a more structured manner. What
that manner might be I don't know. Maybe it would involve Wikidata.

Or you could write a MediaWiki extension that manages structured data related
to the PotD and exposes it via an API module, and then get it deployed on WMF
wikis, and then convince the communities Commons and other wikis with PotDs to
change their stuff to use your extension.

Or, more generically, you might pursue some method for embedding/associating
structured data in/with wiki pages. There may even be people working on this
sort of thing already. Again, Wikidata might well be this.

In any case, as filed against MediaWiki API this bug isn't going to be fixed,
and it's not clear to me where it might be reassigned to, so I'm going to close
it as WONTFIX. If someone wants to reassign it to some other component where it
would be fixable, I encourage them to do so and reopen it.

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