[Foundation-l] Proposed revised attribution language

Jussi-Ville Heiskanen cimonavaro at gmail.com
Sun Mar 15 01:41:54 UTC 2009

David Gerard wrote:
> 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 .

Hehe, I am way ahead of you, brother.

I've already sort of put the idea out there, discreetly,
that it would be cool if there was a url redirection service
on wikimedia servers, that would shorten the urls into
something like http://wmattr/342y6 or the like (perhaps
even http://wpattr/342y6 ; http://wsattr/342y6 ; http://wnattr/342y6
and the like. Of course it would be better if it would
direct (in the future at least) to a stripped history
without the summaries.


Jussi-Ville Heiskanen

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