[Foundation-l] Wikinews - not so much a state of the wiki

Brion Vibber brion at wikimedia.org
Thu Dec 6 15:12:23 UTC 2007

Thomas Dalton wrote:
>> Doesn't MediaWiki allow access control per namespace?
> By default, no.

Actually, yes. I don't know how much I'd trust it for limited *read*
access, but it probably works. Mostly. :)

> There are various extensions which try and do that
> kind of stuff, but they are of only limited effectiveness. MediaWiki
> wasn't designed with such restrictions in mind, so most restrictions
> can be got around if you try hard enough, as I understand it.

This is why we don't recommend MediaWiki for storing medical records. ;)

-- brion

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