Daylife API Release Notes
Note: In the context of this document, deprecated means that a given API version has been superseded by one or more subsequent versions and has been scheduled to be decommissioned. Decommissioned means that guaranteed compatibility and support for a given API version has been removed altogether. For more information about versioning and compatibility levels, please see this section in Basic Concepts in the Daylife API.
API Version 4.8 (current)
- Filter images returned
by using min_topic_image_confidence
: Confidence that the topic is in the photo. Possible
values - 'low', 'medium', 'high'
- If the Query for your Search
API call has more than 32 terms/phrases, an error code is returned. For
versions previous to 4.8, an empty <payload> with a Success
error code was returned.
API Version 4.7
- Turn off sliding excerpts
in topic_getRelatedArticles, topic_getRelatedStories
by using sliding_excerpt=0 to get the first 256
characters of the Article body as an excerpt . By default, an
excerpt from within the article body that contains your topic
name/query is returned, that we call as sliding excerpt.
returns a lead image (tag is
called <hero_image>) for the topic that is
manually selected by an editor at Daylife. These are usually
headshots for PERSON topics and logos for COMPANY topics and tend to
be more effective and accurate than the lead image selected by the
- All <source> blocks now contain a link to the favicon for
the source in a <favicon_url> tag.
API Version 4.6
- Introducing sort=daterank for
the Search API calls. This sorting is a mix
of relevancy (sort=relevance) and recency (sort=date).
- You can now use a new parameter
called source_whitelist to filter the results by
sources. You can specify multiple sources by using their source ids
as multiple name
value pairs in the API request.
API Version 4.5
- include_topic_type for all calls
returning related Topics (xxx_getRelatedTopics) changed from the
default of ‘person’, ‘place’,
‘organization’ to return all types
API Version 4.4 (deprecated)
- Introducing search_getQuotesBy
to return Quotes said by a Topic/matching Topic.
- You can get the Wikipedia abstract for a topic by
calling topic_getInfo and
using include_wikipedia_info=1. Default is 0.
- API Version 4.4 is deprecated and has been scheduled for decommissioning on 04/30/2010. Be sure to update all of your projects to the latest version before then.
API Version 4.3 (decommissioned)
API Version 4.2 (decommissioned)
API Version 4.0 (decommissioned)