Simple usage of the API focuses around getting large sets of data about sites quickly. It's fairly obvious how to grab all of a user's answers, even all of a large set of users' via vectorized requests, all recent comments, and so on. What's less obvious is how to cull our datasets to smaller chunks of data.
The API provides the
on many methods to allow for more complicated queries.
max specify the range of a field must fall in (that field being
sort) to be returned, while
todate always define the range of
Think these parameters as defining two "windows" in which data must fit to be returned.
todate are inclusive.