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pages/{pageid}/revert (POST)


Revert page to an earlier revision

  • REST Method: POST
  • Method Access: public

Uri Parameters

Name Type Description
pageid string either an integer page ID, "home", or "=" followed by a double uri-encoded page path

Query Parameters

Name Type Description
authenticate bool? Force authentication for request (default: false)
verbose bool? Specify if you want the conflicted elements to be returned in the response
redirects int? If zero, do not follow page redirects.
abort {never, conflict}? Specify the condition under which to prevent the revert operation. Defaults to 'conflict'
fromrevision string? Revision number of page or a TimeUUID that will become the new head revision

Return Codes

Name Value Description
OK 200 The request completed successfully
Bad Request 400 Invalid input parameter or request body
Forbidden 403 Update access to the page is required
Not Found 404 Requested page could not be found

Implementation Notes

Setting Fromrevision=1 reverts to the earliest revision, 2 reverts to the next earliest revision, and so on.  Similarly, Fromrevision=-1 reverts to the revision prior to the current, -2 reverts to the revision two prior to the current, and so on. 

Use GET:pages/{pageid}/revisions to retrieve page revision information.

C# Code Sample: Revert a Page to First Revision

The following code example reverts the home page to its original contents:

Sample Code

Plug p = Plug.New("http://deki-hayes/@api/deki");
p.At("users", "authenticate").WithCredentials("admin", "password").Get();
p.At("pages", "home", "revert").With("fromrevision", 1).Post();;

Curl Code Sample: Revert a Page

The following command reverts page "foo" to the revision number declared in the "fromrevision" parameter. The rules for the value of the parameter are outlined here.

Sample Code

curl -u username:password -d "" -i http://mindtouch.address/@api/deki/pages/=foo/revert?fromrevision=1

Implementation notes 

curl flags

Basic HTTP authentication. Sends a username and password to server so it can verify whether a user is of privilege to perform specific operation.
Specifies a POST request. The parentheses ("") imply no data, since no external data is required to complete the operation.
Includes the HTTP response header in the output. Useful for debugging.


The following example reverts the page "Code" one revision back. Note that a page has to be revised at least once for the operation to succeed.

Sample Code

curl -u username:password -d "" -i

HTTP Response Headers

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Date: Sat, 09 Jan 2010 01:22:16 GMT
Server: Dream-HTTPAPI/
X-Deki-Site: id="default"
Content-Length: 0
Via: 1.1 dekiwiki
Content-Type: text/plain


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