Wiktionary now requires HTTPS connections

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Last Friday (June 12, 2015 to be precise), Wikimedia announced that all of their sites would be switching to secure connections by default. Consequently, any tool that uses one of Wikimedia’s APIs must connect through HTTPS, otherwise it will fail on connect.

The version of Wikparser currently available on Github has been updated with the fix (thanks to quuuit for pushing the update to the repo).

If you’re still having issues retrieving information with the parser, it might be due to an SSL verification failure. Disabling this might fix the problem (see Vassilis’s comment on the Wikparser page), but there are other issues to be aware of if you choose to disable SSL verification.

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