In an ideal world, what features would the ideal Wiki Software have, and
what would it be like?
If we can answer this question, developmental direction is made clear. It is
easy to develop MediaWiki with view to improving it, streamlining it,
ironing out bugs - but much more difficult to look beyond it; for the future
of Wikimedia projects and general wiki success, new software must emerge
that caters for the new functions required by modern wiki users.
What functions would set MediaWiki well above all other wiki engines for
years to come?
What features would make it the most efficient wiki engine?
**What would the software be like if it generated maximal wiki success?**
To discuss this (what I find an interesting) question, I've set up a page at
Obviously the answers to these questions won't necessarily be possible to
implement; but it would be interesting to know the answers nonetheless.
Look forward to some bright ideas :)
Is there an easy way to export the results of all* DIFF comparisons for
a particular wiki page?
I want to create an overview of how certain pages have evolved, and
doing this by manually checking the DIFF pages turns out to be very
I don't have a clue what the resulting export might look like, but I'll
worry about that when I know whether it's possible at all.
(In case that's relevant: I'm currently using Windows, but I could
always grab use a Linux live CD if that'd make it easier... )
Thanks in advance,
* Well, not all possible permutations - only comparisons of each version
to its direct predecessor. However, I'd have to be able to ignore
vandalism and subsequent rollbacks (e.g. by deselecting them manually),
because those would distort the picture.
We have set up several Wikis in our company with different URLs. The
WIKI is secured via a
.htaccess file. At the first access Browser asks you to authenticate,
which works. But then, browser asks again and again.
The number of authentication challenges seems to be dependent on the
number of images which are embedded into a page.
So in worst cases there are up to 10 authentications necessary.
Interestingly only the first authentication leads to a HTTP FORBIDDEN
response if failing. If one of the following
challenges is cancelled, only some images arent loaded.
The symptoms come with any browser, with any user, logged in or not
logged in. The symptoms increase if cache is cleared (because cached
files have to be reloaded by the browser)
The configuration is
* MediaWiki <http://www.mediawiki.org/>: 1.7.1
* PHP <http://www.php.net/>: 5.2.0 (apache2handler)
* MySQL <http://www.mysql.com/>: 5.0.33-log
A collegue told me that the problem can relate to a special firewall
A misconfigured .htaccess file is possible too.
Has anybody noticed such a behavior and how did you solve it ?
I find namespaces are useful for certain things, but probably not
what you are thinking of.
I use namespaces for structured information, especially time-indexed.
For example, I found it useful to have namespaces for
"Minutes" (meeting notes) with pages named like "20070125". Then we
added two namespaces called "Events" and "Newsletter" -- each has
So namespaces are how we simulate time-sequential systems (like blogs
and bulletin boards) without the danger of collisions.
I think for most other purposes, they aren't so useful as an
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Can you tell me how to migrate a lot of text files (about 5000) to mediawiki
there some script for this?
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When i try to block a user, i get an error:
A database query syntax error has occurred. This may indicate a bug in
the software. The last attempted database query was:
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from within function "Block::insert". MySQL returned error "1054:
Unknown column 'ipb_enable_autoblock' in 'field list' (isintra1.fra)".
I am using:
Is there any extension to track what pages people are searching for with a
wiki's internal search engine? I've realized that I actually know very
little about what the average user is searching for, and so I don't
necessarily know what redirects would be appropriate, what ideal article
titles would be, and other things of that nature. I haven't been able to
find such an extension, but I would assume data on what people are searching
for is already logged somewhere?
How can I use a signature in a template, so it is interpreted (and replaced) only when the template is included (and not when the template is saved)?
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Does anyone know how to remove navigation menu, logo, toolbox, etc. from
particular pages within wiki? In other words I don't want to remove it
globally but only for some pages.
thx in advance.