James and Wikidatans, 

Good question, and as a follow on question, how are templates (in MediaWiki, I presume) in conjunction with qLabel (https://googleknowledge.github.io/qlabel/ and http://google-opensource.blogspot.com/2014/04/qlabel-multilingual-content-without.html) likely to access Commons Wikibase ?


On Sat, Aug 16, 2014 at 12:56 PM, James Heald <j.heald@ucl.ac.uk> wrote:
Out of interest, are there any thoughts as to how templates are likely to access Commons Wikibase ?

I could image Commons Wikibase sharing the same Properties (Pxxx) but having its own items -- perhaps starting C (Cnnnn).

Such a structure would make it easy to prototype templates using items on Wikidata while Commons Wikibase was being developed, just changing the relevant Q-numbers to C-numbers to port from accessing an item defined on Wikidata to one defined on Commons Wikibase.

Properties on C-numbers could point to Q-numbers; but (with very rare exceptions) properties on Q-numbers would not point to C-numbers.

Is that likely to be how things will be set up?

-- James.

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