[Foundation-l] Proposed revised attribution language

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Sat Mar 14 13:58:08 UTC 2009

2009/3/14 Jussi-Ville Heiskanen <cimonavaro at gmail.com>:

> The only thing *on* wikimedia websites that does
> satisfy that currently is the history of articles; a direct
> link into the history is sadly the only option available. I
> think it is way cool that people are thinking of innovative
> ways of formatting that information (in ways that would
> for instance cut out the often inflammatory edit summaries),
> but that is for the future.

Here's an idea: nice URLs for the history. So we don't end up with
stupid things peppered with ? and & and = printed on mugs, travel
guides, etc.

e.g. http://en.wikipedia.org/history/Xenu for the history of
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xenu .

Something to point at for CC-by-sa attribution is an actual reason to
put this into MediaWiki.

cc to wikitech-l - is this something suitable for Wikimedia use? Shall
I file an enhancement bug?

See also: https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1450 .

- d.

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