Just an idea, but wouldn't Lua source code make a perfect alternative
2012/9/7 Daniel Kinzler <daniel(a)brightbyte.de>de>:
For some reason, your mail went under my radar until now. Sorry about that.
On 03.09.2012 03:30, Tim Starling wrote:
I've been busy, but I can do another review
of the ContentHandler
branch this week.
That would be great, thanks!
There's the question of what level of quality
we should aim for. We'll
probably find things that will break when a non-text content type is
used. I'd like to see such issues solved, or at least make sure the
ContentHandler API will support a solution without major changes, but
my reasons are mostly aesthetic. In principle, such development work
can be done after the merge. But it seems to me that there's no point
in merging it if it only supports text content, since MediaWiki
already supports pure text content well enough. If we can achieve
robust support for non-text data types, then the motivation for
merging it will be stronger.
I agree. We are using the mechanism extensively for Wikidata, which of course
uses non-text content. That should serve as a pretty good test. I'm trying to
fix any issues I find on the road, but of course we are not exploring every
possible corner of MediaWiki.
I think we should make sure that the main functionality of MediaWiki works with
the ContentHandler without a hitch, and try to have sane failure modes for stuff
that is not yet (dis)covered. There's no way to be 100% sure, of course.
This week, I have only done a little maintenance on the Wikidata branch (like
merging master again). I'll be looking for loose ends some more over the next
couple of days, but any changes should be confined to small corners of
mediawiki. I'm using gerrit for all changes now, so you should be able track
what i'm doing (well, last week I had to resort to a direct push when gerrit got
very confused about a merge).
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