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09-18-15, 07:21 AM   #2
Lombra
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Originally Posted by cFx View Post
Hey

I read the http://www.wowinterface.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=42367 thread and there stood, that it`s not possible for wow addons to access anything outside WoW, but Im kinda curious how all the data driven sites have managed to post data to web services/ web apps.
You mean like Wowhead? Afaik (as well as it being the only legal way) they run an addon which collects data and writes it to saved variables. They then use an external application that reads the saved variables file and upload it to Wowhead.

Saved variables can only be written to when the UI "unloads", that is when you reload UI or log out. There's no allowed way to export data out of the game in real time.
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