Magnus Manske schrieb:
The better way (IMHO) is to store all used
"page:template:parameter:value" tuples in a wiki in a separate
database table, which could be queried by the MediaWiki API. This has
been suggested time and again by me and others. It would then be much
easier for a third-party API to get the relevant data for a page. The
functionality is part of Semantic Wikimedia, but would actually scale
as a project on its own ;-)
Indeed. Here'S my take on it: <http://brightbyte.de/page/WikiData_light>.
I have proposed this as a project to the German chapter, maybe it'll actually be
No need for screen scraping.
Yes there is. Not for the license name (which I get using categories
in my experimental API), but for things like name of author etc. These
are only available as either HTML tag IDs (which I use) or raw
Yes you are right, i was only thinking of the meta-info about licenses
themselves. For authorship info, you'd need screen scarping -- or stored
I REALLY want that. It would be extremly useful for a LOT of things. And it's
not hard to do. CC-ing mediawiki-l.