Is it considered acceptable now to produce a service or API that
hardcodes wiki-specific parsing of certain wikitext or HTML patterns in
certain wiki pages (such as the "On this day" section of the main page
of one wiki)?
I'm confused by the status of things and after my comment
I see little effort on
finding solutions potentially able to scale to all our projects and
languages (which I assume to be the mission, see "globally" in
; please point it
out if this assumption is incorrect).
It might be that wiki-specific parsing hardcoded in MediaWiki/Wikimedia
code is actually able to scale, if written correctly; a comment on the
association patch seemed to imply so. This would be a very surprising
finding, and one which goes against 15 years of experience, so if we
have some examples or evidence of this it would be very worthwhile to
point them out.