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<?xml version="1.0"?>
<api>
  <warnings>
    <parse xml:space="preserve">No 'title' or 'contentmodel' was given, assuming wikitext.</parse>
  </warnings>
  <parse title="API" displaytitle="API">
    <text xml:space="preserve">&lt;p&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;/wiki/index.php?title=%E5%B8%AB%E5%A4%A7%E7%B6%AD%E5%9F%BA:Sandbox&amp;amp;action=edit&amp;amp;redlink=1&quot; class=&quot;new&quot; title=&quot;師大維基:Sandbox (頁面不存在)&quot;&gt;師大維基:Sandbox&lt;/a&gt;
&lt;/p&gt;
&lt;!-- 
NewPP limit report
CPU time usage: 0.070 seconds
Real time usage: 0.075 seconds
Preprocessor visited node count: 2/1000000
Preprocessor generated node count: 12/1000000
Post‐expand include size: 25/2097152 bytes
Template argument size: 0/2097152 bytes
Highest expansion depth: 2/40
Expensive parser function count: 0/100
--&gt;
</text>
    <langlinks />
    <categories />
    <links>
      <pl ns="4" xml:space="preserve">師大維基:Sandbox</pl>
    </links>
    <templates>
      <tl ns="4" xml:space="preserve">師大維基:Sandbox</tl>
    </templates>
    <images />
    <externallinks />
    <sections />
    <iwlinks />
    <properties />
  </parse>
</api>