JSPWiki comes with a XML-RPC interface. For more information, see:

XML-RPC Standard API

Here is now the API as of v1.6.12 (the command prefix being wiki.).

The default URL for this API is <your-wiki-url>/RPC2

  • array getRecentChanges( Date timestamp ): Get list of changed pages since timestamp, which should be in UTC. The result is an array, where each element is a struct:
    • name (string) : Name of the page. The name is UTF-8 with URL encoding to make it ASCII.
    • lastModified (date) : Date of last modification, in UTC.
    • author (string) : Name of the author (if available). Again, name is UTF-8 with URL encoding.
    • version (int) : Current version.
  • A page MAY be specified multiple times. A page MAY NOT be specified multiple times with the same modification date.
  • int getRPCVersionSupported(): Returns 1 with this version of the JSPWiki API.
  • base64 getPage( String pagename ): Get the raw Wiki text of page, latest version. Page name must be UTF-8, with URL encoding. Returned value is a binary object, with UTF-8 encoded page data.
  • base64 getPageVersion( String pagename, int version ): Get the raw Wiki text of page. Returns UTF-8, expects UTF-8 with URL encoding.
  • base64 getPageHTML( String pagename ): Return page in rendered HTML. Returns UTF-8, expects UTF-8 with URL encoding.
  • base64 getPageHTMLVersion( String pagename, int version ): Return page in rendered HTML, UTF-8.
  • array getAllPages(): Returns a list of all pages. The result is an array of strings, again UTF-8 in URL encoding.
  • struct getPageInfo( string pagename ) : returns a struct with elements
    • name (string): the canonical page name, URL-encoded UTF-8.
    • lastModified (date): Last modification date, UTC.
    • author (string): author name, URL-encoded UTF-8.
    • version (int): current version
  • struct getPageInfoVersion( string pagename, int version ) : returns a struct just like plain getPageInfo(), but this time for a specific version.
  • array listLinks( string pagename ): Lists all links for a given page. The returned array contains structs, with the following elements:
    • page (string) : The page name or URL the link is to.
    • type (int) : The link type. This is a string, with the following possible values:
      • "external" : The link is an external hyperlink
      • "local" : This is a local Wiki name for hyperlinking

As you can see, all data is returned in a base64 -type in UTF-8 encoding, regardless of what JSPWiki preference actually is. Also, all incoming or outcoming strings are really UTF-8, but they have been URL-encoded so that the XML-RPC requirement of ASCII is fulfilled.


This is exactly as the upper API, except that ALL strings should be encoded in UTF-8. Also, instead of base64 type, all methods returning page data return UTF-8 format strings.

This does break the XML-RPC spec somewhat, but for ease of use I think it is important to serve both models. Use which one you like :-).

The default URL for the UTF-8 XML-RPC API is



All methods which handle a page in any way can return a Fault. Current fault codes are:

  • 1 : No such page was found.

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"Wiki RPC Interface" last changed on 01-Jan-2003 01:44:03 EET by unknown.