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API: typename to typeid

This is a pretty low use api (as you’d normally have the database anyway), but it’s one that’s not directly provided by CCP:

Typename to typeid. json and xml output.

If you want to pass in multiple names, then use a pipe delimiter to split them up, and use a slightly different url. (I didn’t want to mess with anyone already using the json format.|Pyerite&format=xml|Pyerite