On Wed, Dec 17, 2014 at 11:57 AM, Ricordisamoa <ricordisamoa(a)openmailbox.org
* Given that the W3C Validator can also parse HTML
files, would it be
useful to validate wiki pages as well? Even if sometimes the
validation errors appear to be caused by MediaWiki itself, they can
also depend on malformed templates.
Meh not sure how useful this would be. Maybe as a developer tool, but not
something you would want running on your site. The SVG validation tool
makes sense because you're validating user input.
* Does storing the validation status of old revisions
(and/or articles) make sense?
I don't think there's any harm in it. Better to have extraneous information
then to wait until users complain about not having it down the line.
* Do you think the extension should use the
extmetadata property of
ApiQueryImageInfo instead of a its own module?
* Is it advisable to store validation data permanently in the database?
I have no idea about this, but it does seem that the metadata is propagated
to the oldimage table when a new one is uploaded, so it would fulfill your
above question about storing old revisions' validation status.
Exactly what information is being stored? Is it just a flag that says valid
or not valid? Is it a list of errors and warnings? If so what format is it
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