2009/8/31 Verhoeven, Peter <peter.verhoeven(a)oce.com>om>:
It is possible to subscribe to a RSS Feed Recent Changes and New Pages.
Is there also a way to add RSS Feeds for Recent Changes and New Pages
within a specific category?
AFAIK there is no way to do either of these things with MediaWiki by
itself. However, there is a toolserver tool that does something a bit
"Catfood" by Magnus Manske http://toolserver.org/~magnus/catfood.php
creates a feed for pages added to a category. Note this is a bit
different to "new pages": the pages could have existed for a long
time, but only recently be added to a category.
Feed of images added to the Featured Pictures category on Commons:
Feed of articles added to the Linguistics category on simple.wikipedia:
(it seemed to be choking a bit on en.wikipedia, but in theory that
should also work)
Catfood is open source, and I think it wouldn't be difficult to adapt
link into the toolbox for category pages. (Like
- follow the links from here)
Re recent changes to a category, from what I understand, this won't
exist any time soon. A hacky solution might be:
* create a page that contains a link to every page in a category
* have a bot update the page every so often
* Use the RelatedChanges feed for that page.
They've just been waiting in a mountain for the right moment: