Congratulations on this milestone, Shawn, and thanks to you and your team
for all your hard work. :)
On Sat, Jun 14, 2014 at 10:21 PM, Shawn Jones <sjone(a)cs.odu.edu> wrote:
Thanks to the feedback of developers from this list (wikitech-l), version
2.0.0 of the Memento time travel Extension for MediaWiki has been released.
The extension can be downloaded via . Information on the extension is
available at . A demonstration wiki equipped with the extension is
available at .
The extension works with Memento clients  to allow one to browse pages
on an installation of MediaWiki as if it were some datetime in the past.
This has numerous applications, from avoiding spoilers  to studying the
changes in law.
Recently, at WikiConference USA 2014, we presented our experiences
reconstructing the past using MediaWiki [6, 7], and demonstrated using the
extension to avoid spoilers [8, 9].
The extension is fully compliant with RFC 7089 , which specifies the
Memento protocol. The effort was supported in part by the Andrew W. Mellon
Foundation and is a joint effort between Old Dominion University and Los
Alamos National Laboratory.
The Memento protocol extends HTTP to support content negotiation with
time, allowing one to view past versions of web pages. This document 
provides insight into the added value that the protocol brings to
MediaWiki. Videos , and  show Memento at work in the web at large.
The latter pays significant attention to temporal navigation in Wikipedia,
and hence illustrates that the Memento Team considers time travel in
MediaWiki platforms a major use case of the protocol. Video  shows how
one could use the Memento MediaWiki Extension to avoid spoilers in
The Memento protocol is currently used by major web archives  and
supported by the International Internet Preservation Consortium .
Once again, the Memento team is appreciative of all of the feedback from
the Wikimedia team, and just because we have reached 2.0.0 doesn’t mean
that we don’t seek additional input in order to improve the extension.
On behalf of the Memento Team,
Shawn M. Jones
Graduate Research Assistant
Department of Computer Science
Old Dominion University
Research group: http://ws-dl.blogspot.com
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