API access to Answers, replies
I'm currently converting my software over from using API 0.1 to API 1.0 and noticed along the way that one component was misbehaving; the Answers component.
There is no API access to the Answers section, so it has relied on the ?rss=yes suffix to get the Answers as RSS instead. But checking the output I realized that this does not actually contain the answers (replies) to the Answers (questions).
Any chance of rolling access to the Answers section into a future version of the API?
The specific information I would be interested in are:
- a unique ID
- a pointer to the parent ID in case of a reply
The access I would be interested in mostly would be sorted by time (reverse chronology - e.g. latest results first) and - for sake of the server - a maximum number of results returned. Retrieving only results newer than a particular ID (which is typically an incremental counter anyway) would be ideal.
Is this a worthwhile discussion?