Some great feedback overnight! Let me try to address everyone's issues
Thomas, I had looked at your extension briefly, but realized that, while
it would be nice to have pads _in_ pages, it would take some extra work
to use them to edit--this included API calls, for example, so I couldn't
really use what you had done to that point. I used the previous attempts
with WikiEditor, at least for a start:
Martijn, it should only take a little while to hammer out the kinks in
this extension. Then again, it's rather difficult to judge the
difficulty of something when I haven't fully defined how it will work!
There should be more details about that later today, hopefully then I
can update you.
Sebastien, one of the things I need to define is how edits happen, i.e.,
what happens when User A clicks "submit". If we just save the text and
delete the pad (as now), then yes, very little else is possible. I'm
sure the final implementation will determine the author(s) who modified
the pad, and include that information somewhere.
Ryan, you're ruining my "rule with an iron fist and random data
deletion" strategy! The point I wanted to get across was that A) it's
not likely that this wiki will be up at any give point and B) the data
may very well disappear, depending on how I need to change the system.
Petr and Thomas, I've put the etherpad instance behind a reverse proxy
now, and configured it so the extension uses the proxy rather than the
actual instance. Now http://etherpad.wmflabs.org/pad
will act as a
reverse proxy rather than a simple redirect!
Sumana, I'm on my way to add some notes there, and I've already mailed
Ashish about the extension. (and sorry about that duplicate I sent only
to you, I need to enable reply-to-list by default on my mail client)
From the feedback page: There's some concern about revisions being
saved. Those revisions will be lost anyway, so it's probably a good idea
to just disable that feature somehow. I'll dig around in the Etherpad
Lite configuration to see if it's possible, else maybe I'll add another
plugin for that purpose.
Also, the chat window can overlap the pad itself, but there is a
minimize button on the screen, so be sure to use it if you need to. I
will consider making the iframe a bit bigger, though.
Finally, yes, the three buttons at the bottom of the page currently all
submit the form with the same action, so there's no "preview" or "show
changes" yet. I'll work on that later today as well.
Thanks again for all the help, and keep it coming! :)
Contractor, Wikimedia Foundation