On 3/1/11 1:37 PM, urschrei wrote:
> Hello.If you're already parsing the XML, what does it matter where it is in
> Having spent a day messing about the Zotero server REST API, and
> implementing some of the API methods in Python (https://github.com/
> urschrei/pyzotero), I have some questions regarding it (and its
> future, if anyone can comment):
> 1. Are there plans afoot to update the format of the returned Atom
the response? We're using Atom+XHTML so that any API URL works in a feed
reader as well, but the XHTML should be pretty trivial to parse.
> 2. Are there any plans afoot to offer the data in other formats. I wasThe write API which we're currently putting the finishing touches
> thinking specifically of JSON. I haven't yet checked to see whether a
> Zotero item can be completely mapped onto a JSON object (it's not easy
> to find even a documented Atom representation. Shouldn't it be on the
> same page as the REST API docs?), but again, it seems like an ideal
> choice for at least a subset of an item's data.
on uses JSON, so item responses, at least, will be returnable as JSON
(i.e., content=json, as an alternative to the default content=html for
an XHTML 'content' block). We'll have to see if this makes sense for
other types of responses as well, but it's pretty easy to support if so.
Eventually the API will probably support returning items in various
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