On Wed, Sep 24, 2014 at 8:13 AM, Benj. Mako Hill <mako(a)atdot.cc> wrote:
read the most recent version of a given page, but from time
time, read accesses to the 'history' of a
At least as far as know, views to historical versions of webpages in
Wikipedia don't show up in the access logs at all because certain
kinds of requests (like requests to /w/index.php?oldid=NUMBER) don't
get recorded in the pageview data.
I'm sorry to contradict you, but at least on the Wikibench traces, that
information is very well present. I see things like:
That is, back in 2007, users were accessing a version of that page that
dated back in 2005 or so.
New versions of a page are created as well. Finally,
potentially need to explore several old versions
of a given web
page, for example by accessing the details of its history.
AFAIK, viewing the history page itself is also not recorded in the
page view data either.
Sorry to contradict you again, but there are indeed logs for that as well:
I'm quite surprised that such informations are not known by the community
of Wikipedia researchers.