Saturday, December 24, 2016

Quotes Resources

GET quotes


Returns information about quotes for a given page and a given pagesize.

Requires authentication

  • A valid access token must be provided in access_token parameter.

The access_token should be sent using an HTTP header like so:

 Authorization: Bearer access_token

An example call with CURL:

 curl --header "Authorization: Bearer ZllAle9NZ11FkMyX5xm0evswWOTinrr5I26uLcGB"


All parameters are optional. If you don't provide these parameters the default values will be used:

  • page - The page number starting from 1 to +infinity. If not specified, the default value is 1.
  • pagesize - The number of quotes per page. If not specified, the default value is 10.

Example request:


Return format

A JSON object containing keys quotes where quotes is a list of Quote object in full format with their author in small format.

Quote object:

  • id - ID of the quote.
  • content - Body of the quote
  • user_id - ID of the author of the quote.
  • approved - Tells the state of the quote. Since we are showing published quotes, approved will always be 1.
  • created_at - Date telling when the quote was submitted.
  • tags_list - An array of tags associated with the quote.
  • has_comments - Tells if a quote has comments.
  • total_comments - The number of comments for the quote.
  • is_favorite - Tells if the quote is in the favorite quotes of the user.
  • total_favorites - The number of times this quote was added to favorites.

User object:

  • id - ID of the user.
  • login - Login of the user.
  • profile_hidden - Tells if the profile of the user should be hidden.
  • url_avatar - Full URL of the user's avatar.
  • wants_notification_comment_quote - Tells if the user wants to be notified when a comment is added on one of its quotes.
  • is_admin - True if the user is an administrator.

Additional keys:

  • total_quotes - The total number of published quotes.
  • total_pages - The total number of pages with the given pagesize.
  • page - The number of the current page.
  • pagesize - The number of quotes to display per page.
  • url - URL of the current page.
  • has_next_page - True if we can hit a next page of quotes.
  • next_page - Displayed if has_next_page is true. The URL to hit if we want the next page of quotes.
  • has_previous_page - True if we can hit a previous page of quotes.
  • previous_page - Displayed if has_previous_page is true. The URL to hit if we want the previous page of quotes.


All known errors cause the resource to return HTTP error code header together with a JSON array containing at least status and error keys describing the source of error.

  • 404 Not Found — No quotes have been found for this page and this pagesize.






         "content":"Minus omnis libero et tempora quo. Ipsum modi eum iusto et. Aut quia placeat ipsam ipsam quia. Aspernatur sequi non et accusamus nesciunt voluptas. Fuga nihil molestias non adipisci.",
         "created_at":"2013-12-17 07:00:38",
         "tags_list": [
         "content":"Vel distinctio sint quia itaque. Porro quo hic sit modi. Eius repellendus beatae expedita corporis. Quia ducimus non dolorem laudantium nam officiis.",
         "created_at":"2013-12-16 07:00:38",
         "tags_list": [


For an error with HTTP code 404:

   "error":"No quotes have been found."

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