MediaWiki API help

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action=compare

(main | compare)

Get the difference between two pages.

A revision number, a page title, a page ID, text, or a relative reference for both "from" and "to" must be passed.

Parameters:
fromtitle

First title to compare.

fromid

First page ID to compare.

Type: integer
fromrev

First revision to compare.

Type: integer
fromslots

Override content of the revision specified by fromtitle, fromid or fromrev.

This parameter specifies the slots that are to be modified. Use fromtext-{slot}, fromcontentmodel-{slot}, and fromcontentformat-{slot} to specify content for each slot.

Values (separate with | or alternative): main
fromtext-{slot}

Text of the specified slot. If omitted, the slot is removed from the revision.

This is a templated parameter. When making the request, {slot} in the parameter's name should be replaced with values of fromslots.
fromsection-{slot}

When fromtext-{slot} is the content of a single section, this is the section number. It will be merged into the revision specified by fromtitle, fromid or fromrev as if for a section edit.

This is a templated parameter. When making the request, {slot} in the parameter's name should be replaced with values of fromslots.
fromcontentformat-{slot}

Content serialization format of fromtext-{slot}.

This is a templated parameter. When making the request, {slot} in the parameter's name should be replaced with values of fromslots.
One of the following values: application/json, text/x-wiki, text/javascript, text/css, text/plain
fromcontentmodel-{slot}

Content model of fromtext-{slot}. If not supplied, it will be guessed based on the other parameters.

This is a templated parameter. When making the request, {slot} in the parameter's name should be replaced with values of fromslots.
One of the following values: GadgetDefinition, Campaign, wikitext, javascript, json, css, text
frompst

Do a pre-save transform on fromtext-{slot}.

Type: boolean (details)
fromtext
Deprecated.

Specify fromslots=main and use fromtext-main instead.

fromcontentformat
Deprecated.

Specify fromslots=main and use fromcontentformat-main instead.

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

Specify fromslots=main and use fromcontentmodel-main instead.

One of the following values: GadgetDefinition, Campaign, wikitext, javascript, json, css, text
fromsection
Deprecated.

Only use the specified section of the specified 'from' content.

totitle

Second title to compare.

toid

Second page ID to compare.

Type: integer
torev

Second revision to compare.

Type: integer
torelative

Use a revision relative to the revision determined from fromtitle, fromid or fromrev. All of the other 'to' options will be ignored.

One of the following values: prev, next, cur
toslots

Override content of the revision specified by totitle, toid or torev.

This parameter specifies the slots that are to be modified. Use totext-{slot}, tocontentmodel-{slot}, and tocontentformat-{slot} to specify content for each slot.

Values (separate with | or alternative): main
totext-{slot}

Text of the specified slot. If omitted, the slot is removed from the revision.

This is a templated parameter. When making the request, {slot} in the parameter's name should be replaced with values of toslots.
tosection-{slot}

When totext-{slot} is the content of a single section, this is the section number. It will be merged into the revision specified by totitle, toid or torev as if for a section edit.

This is a templated parameter. When making the request, {slot} in the parameter's name should be replaced with values of toslots.
tocontentformat-{slot}

Content serialization format of totext-{slot}.

This is a templated parameter. When making the request, {slot} in the parameter's name should be replaced with values of toslots.
One of the following values: application/json, text/x-wiki, text/javascript, text/css, text/plain
tocontentmodel-{slot}

Content model of totext-{slot}. If not supplied, it will be guessed based on the other parameters.

This is a templated parameter. When making the request, {slot} in the parameter's name should be replaced with values of toslots.
One of the following values: GadgetDefinition, Campaign, wikitext, javascript, json, css, text
topst

Do a pre-save transform on totext.

Type: boolean (details)
totext
Deprecated.

Specify toslots=main and use totext-main instead.

tocontentformat
Deprecated.

Specify toslots=main and use tocontentformat-main instead.

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

Specify toslots=main and use tocontentmodel-main instead.

One of the following values: GadgetDefinition, Campaign, wikitext, javascript, json, css, text
tosection
Deprecated.

Only use the specified section of the specified 'to' content.

prop

Which pieces of information to get.

diff
The diff HTML.
diffsize
The size of the diff HTML, in bytes.
rel
The revision IDs of the revision previous to 'from' and after 'to', if any.
ids
The page and revision IDs of the 'from' and 'to' revisions.
title
The page titles of the 'from' and 'to' revisions.
user
The user name and ID of the 'from' and 'to' revisions.
comment
The comment on the 'from' and 'to' revisions.
parsedcomment
The parsed comment on the 'from' and 'to' revisions.
size
The size of the 'from' and 'to' revisions.
Values (separate with | or alternative): diff, diffsize, rel, ids, title, user, comment, parsedcomment, size
Default: diff|ids|title
slots

Return individual diffs for these slots, rather than one combined diff for all slots.

Values (separate with | or alternative): main
To specify all values, use *.
Example:
Create a diff between revision 1 and 2.
api.php?action=compare&fromrev=1&torev=2 [open in sandbox]