oEmbed

oEmbed is a format for allowing an embedded representation of a URL on third party sites. The simple API allows a website to display embedded content (such as photos or videos) when a user posts a link to that resource, without having to parse the resource directly.

Field name Example value(s) Description
url http://www.mobypicture.com/user/marjolijn/view/90053 The URL to retrieve embedding information for.
format (optional) xml The required response format. JSON and XML re supported, defaults to XML
maxwidth (optional) 1900 The maximum width of the embedded resource.
maxheight (optional) 1080 The maximum height of the embedded resource.

More documentation on oEmbed can be found on http://oembed.com.

URL scheme: http://www.mobypicture.com/user/*/view/*
API endpoint: http://api.mobypicture.com/oEmbed

Supports discovery via tags
Example: http:/api.mobypicture.com/oEmbed?url=http://www.mobypicture.com/user/marjolijn/view/90053&format=xml
URL scheme: http://moby.to/*
API endpoint: http://api.mobypicture.com/oEmbed
Example: http:/api.mobypicture.com/oEmbed?url=http://moby.to/1234&format=xml

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