No, actually, API is there for a while already, I'm using it on 1.11 and I think it was available even before that.
In any case, aiming at older (much older) version of MediaWiki is not a very good idea - SMW itself require MediaWiki 1.11

On Wed, Feb 13, 2008 at 10:08 AM, Greenman, Ronald (NIH/CIT) [C] <> wrote:
The problem with that API is that extending it cleanly requires MediaWiki 1.12. However, MediaWiki also has an AJAX framework that's been around for a lot longer and allows for clean extensions in older versions ( I've been considering experimenting with this route.
Beecher Greenman
NIH Contractor (SRA)

From: Sergey Chernyshev []
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2008 11:21 PM
To: Andreas Wombacher
Subject: Re: [SMW-devel] semantic wiki query AJAX api

I'm interested in this feature too. Actually I was researching MediaWiki API ( and it seams to be quite simple to extend for ask query implementation.


On Feb 12, 2008 6:45 AM, Andreas Wombacher <> wrote:

I am wondering whether there is an API for building richer clients using
semantic annotations of the wiki via an XML RPC or REST or any other
kind of API which copuld be facilitated using AJAX?

best regards