the Context aims to be an Open Website. Therefore, access to this website and its API is free, open, unmonitored, unlimited, possible in different formats and licensed under a permissive CC BY-SA 3.0 license.
the Context news content is based on Wikipedia Current Events Portal and the API is very simple: each HTML page is also available in Markdown, JSON or XML. It's enough to change
.html in the URL into an appropriate extension:
.xml. Therefore, to access latest news on the front page and read them using JSON, it's enough to query thecontext.net/index.json. If encryption is necessary, all URLs are also available via HTTPS.
Each page is versioned in Markdown using GitHub. For example, the history of the front page is available here.
Exact website file tree is visible on the Context webstie source code repository on GitHub. However, the most important information is structured as follows:
/index.[html, xml, json, md]– the front page, list with news files from the last 3 days
/news– contains the information from Wikipedia Current Events Portal
/news/[yyyy]– 4-digit year
/news/[yyyy]/[mm]– 2-digit month with leading zero
/news/[yyyy]/[mm]/[dd]– 2-digit day without leading zero
/news/[yyyy]/[mm]/[dd]/index.[html, xml, json, md]– list with all available news files for this day
/news/[yyyy]/[mm]/[dd]/[title].[html, xml, json, md]– the content of a single news, source metadata, related items
/opinion– contains dedicated editorial content
/opinion/index.[html, xml, json, md]– list with all available opinion editorials
/opinion/[yyyy]– 4-digit year
/opinion/[yyyy]/[mm]– 2-digit month with leading zero
/opinion/[yyyy]/[mm]/[dd]– 2-digit day without leading zero
/opinion/[yyyy]/[mm]/[dd]/[title].[html, xml, json, md]– the content of a single editorial
Each of the repositories below is updated every 2 hours, with timestamps according to UTC.
Additionally, two RSS feeds in XML format are available:
The best place to report bugs and issues is via the GitHub Issues of the Public repository.
the Context can be contacted via email at [email protected]