[OSM-dev] CORS on the Wiki

Jochen Topf jochen at remote.org
Wed Jan 9 13:23:10 GMT 2013

On Wed, Jan 09, 2013 at 11:09:31AM +0100, Jochen Topf wrote:
> Taginfo currently has about 900 different images for keys/tags. The mediawiki
> API call described above can take several titles, so I could probably ask
> for 10 titles per call or so and need 90 API calls to get all that info.
> On the other hand some quick checks reveals that the URL of the image seems
> to be calculated with a simple MD5 sum of the image name. It might not be
> the "correct way" to calculate this ourselves, but certainly easier to do
> than asking the API.

I knew there had to be a problem... :-)

Turns out some images come from the wikipedia commons wiki, they are not
actually in the OSM wiki but appear to be. So it turns out we do need to ask
the mediawiki API for the complete image urls.

Jochen Topf  jochen at remote.org  http://www.remote.org/jochen/  +49-721-388298

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