[Foundation-l] The Ideal Wiki Software

Brianna Laugher brianna.laugher at gmail.com
Tue Jan 23 07:52:23 UTC 2007

On 23/01/07, Titoxd at Wikimedia <titoxd.wikimedia at gmail.com> wrote:
> Speaking from the technical side, there is a hurdle with the "vastly
> improved searches" that are requested, at least on one aspect.

Retrieving the results is one thing. Improving how they are displayed
is something that could be improved on too. For example we lack a
gallery-based search. (Special:Newimages only searches on image
titles. The functionality is there, so why not extend it to image

> As for categories: date of page creation is not stored in the tables right
> now; that would be ideally something for the page table. The time a page
> included in a category is already stored (or at least, there is room for
> it), so that may be easier to do in the future. Dynamic sort tables have
> issues with older browsers, but maybe a sortby can be done by the server as
> well. These things do require a considerable amount of coding and testing,
> though.

Well, that's why it's my vision, and not my requests for next week. ;)


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