On Wed, 13 Mar 2024 at 13:16, Tim Moody <t...@timmoody.com> wrote:
> If I access
> https://en.wikipedia.org/w/api.php?action=visualeditor&…

Hi Tim,

If you go to
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/api.php?action=help&modules=visualeditor you'll
see that this API is labelled as an internal, do-not-call API.

The page you're requesting is too big for the timeout, and you get an
error. In particular, you're calling an expensive API on a very expensive


> I'm not sure how to proceed. After a number of hours it has not yet

Please don't repeatedly call an API that's telling you your call has caused
too much server load, especially an internal one.

By the URL you've given, you probably want
instead; sadly, that is an experimental API, but it is at least designed to
be used by the public.

You can read about this API, and a bunch of others, at
https://api.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page, and the direct API-generated
documentation at

Hope this helps!

James D. Forrester (he/him or they/themself)
Wikimedia Foundation
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