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On 13.03.2012 17:05, Tim Landscheidt wrote:
Even if only for PHP there would be a critical mass,
it'd be still
useful to Perl, Python and other developers. For example, I think
it is a common problem to normalize links - e. g., are
"[[Diskussion:ABC_abc#.C3.A4.C3.B6.C3.BC]]" and "[[de:Talk:aBC
abc#äöü]]" pointing at the same resource? Most developers start
with the easy bits and end up with something that works for most of
their use cases, but fails if that line is overstepped (for example
"Image:" -> "File:"). If there was an existing module for this,
you wouldn't have to think about all the fringe cases yourself, but
could base upon the sweat poured by others :-). If Me- diaWiki got
updated, you would just have to look at the changes in the PHP
module and port them to your language of choice.
That is the reason why I occasionally use pywikipedia framework
with toolserver tools also... ;) So use the pywikipedia as starting
point for such a python library.
Last thing I remember to miss (nice to have) was the toolserver
notice  or a module to check if a given URL is safe (e.g.
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