API changelog

API version 2.1

November 2022

A new property “penNameOf” has been added for literature laureates with pen-names. It currently contains one parameter “fullName” with the name of person as a text string. Since before there is also a textstring called “penName” with free text. In future versions of the API, this textstring will probably be removed.

May 2021

Version 2.0 returned json with escaped unicode characters and slashes. The new version 2.1 returns unescaped UTF-8 characters. It also returns unescaped slashes which makes the URLs look much better. In other words, the json is now created with the flags “JSON_UNESCAPED_UNICODE | JSON_UNESCAPED_SLASHES” according to https://www.php.net/manual/en/json.constants.php.

All “links” properties were defined as single objects in version 2.0. This has been corrected to be an array of objects.

The “links” objects for persons/organizations, laureates and Nobel prizes were in version 2.0 a single link to the API’s unique identifier. It now also contains links to the related html documents on www.nobelprize.org.

Action for the links are now spelled “GET” instead of “Get”.

“sameas” is now spelled “sameAs”.

API version 2.0

March 2021

The person/organization objects now contain “wikipedia”, “wikidata” and “sameas” with links to the corresponding items.

The objects “cityNow” and “countryNow” now contain “sameas” links to wikidata.

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MLA style: API changelog. NobelPrize.org. Nobel Prize Outreach AB 2023. Mon. 11 Dec 2023. <https://www.nobelprize.org/about/api-changelog/>

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