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 using GitHub, and its history is available by substituting the URLs the domain
https://github.com/thecontextnet/public/commits/master. For example, the history of the front page is available at
github.com/thecontextnet/public/commits/master/index.html. Of course, history is available for different file formats, therefore it's possible to access that file for example in Markdown: github.com/thecontextnet/public/commits/master/index.md. API Tree
Exact website file tree is visible on
repository on GitHub. However, the most important information is structured as follows: the Context webstie source code
/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]/index, (html, xml, json, md), the content of a single editorial
Source code and data
Each of the repositories below is updated every 2 hours, with timestamps according to UTC.
Additionally, two RSS feeds in XML format are available:
Bugs and Issues
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
the Context. Created by Bright Future. Made in Poland.
This page is distributed under CC BY-SA 3.0 and available in many API formats: Markdown, HTML, JSON & XML.
Document history on GitHub. Service status on Updown. Push nofitications via Twitter.
News text from Wikipedia® Current Events Portal is available under the
CC BY-SA 3.0; additional terms may apply. Description meta-tag text from news sources is explicitly public record and constitutes fair use, but may contain registered trademarks of third parties; additional terms may apply. Names of the news sources are registered trademarks of respective media organisations.
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