Brianna Laugher schrieb:
I agree that it makes a lot of sense. But because it would be a big
change, I fear that unless the lead developers show great enthusiasm
for the idea, it will take a very long time to be accepted and
completed. Whereas building an "add-on" tool can be faster to get to
point of functionality.
Guys, before re-inventing several wheels, please look at what we already have.
Please have a look at
<http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Tag_categories>, which defines a way
to make license tags machine readable. Using that scheme, it would be easy to
build a script on the toolserver that delivers metadata in a machine readable
form. No need for screen scraping.
Also, please consider <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:RDF> which
provides a way for mediawiki to serve machine readable metadata about anything
and everything. It would be easy to integrate it into license tags. It has been
around for years, all it needs is a little push from the community and some code