Arlo and myself have been working on a new MediaWiki extension to expose
Parsoid's "lint errors" to users.
A little bit of background, Parsoid has a linter that identifies some
issues in wikitext that while may not result in user-facing errors, are
still not wanted in wikitext. An example might be
[[File:Example.png|foo|bar|baz]]. In this case, "foo" and "bar" are
ignored, and "baz" is the actual caption - but the bogus image options
should be removed. Other errors include missing end tags, obsolete HTML
tags, fostered content, etc.
The main advantage of this over tracking categories is that we know the
location in the wikitext so it should be easier to identify the error
and fix it, as well as knowing whether the issue was caused via a
template or not.
The main ticket tracking deployment is
My name is Mayank Jindal. I am third year undergraduate student
currently studying at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. I want to
take part in Gsoc-2017 from Wikimedia.
I have knowledge of C, C++, JAVA, Python, Android app development and Web
development and beginner in *Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence.*
I am very enthusiastic to learn new skills which would be required.
Kindly guide me to proceed further.
Third year undergraduate student,
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
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just a moment ago I noticed, that Rob Lanphier seems to (silently) does not
work for the WMF anymore? At least based on a comment on his WMF-account's
talk page and a commit in gerrit it seems he doesn't work at the WMF
However: What happened? I haven't seen any public info about this? Can
someone explain what happened? I'm really interested in it, as I really like
RobLa, both as a person (at least from what I saw/read so far) and the
professional /technical input and things he did. Would be nice, if someone
could bring some light into the darkness :P