[Mediawiki-l] Include HTML page

Morten Blaabjerg morten at crewscut.com
Wed Oct 4 18:44:08 UTC 2006

I'm curious - can we find a way for admins or trusted users only to put HTML 
on a MediaWiki page - perhaps via an includable protected namespace, special 
page or something? Or would this constitute a major break with MW 

I would very much like to be able to embed objects into our pages 
(especially audio/video, but also HTML forms), but so far the *risks* has 
been stopping me. And I don't want to compromise the openness of our wiki 
environment either, in order to do it.

I am thinking, in future revisions of our site, if creating certain custom 
specialpages or extensions for specific purposes is the only proper way to 
do it?

Best wishes,
Morten :-)

Morten Blaabjerg / Crews Cut Production
morten at crewscut.com

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jan Steinman" <Jan at Bytesmiths.com>
To: <mediawiki-l at Wikimedia.org>
Sent: Wednesday, October 04, 2006 6:57 PM
Subject: Re: [Mediawiki-l] Include HTML page

>> From: HeinzJ <h-j.luecking at t-online.de>
>> Eagleone schrieb:
>>> On 10/1/06, ?er?ch Jakub <Serych at panska.cz> wrote:
>> ...
>>>>> Is there anyway to include (dinamically) an HTML page inside
>> ...
>>> It seems incredible that there isn't a way for including some HTML
>>> code...
>> there is an extension called abshtml
>> its a short extension. so i will post it here
> I'm sure Heinz knows this, but it hasn't been stated:
>>   # The callback function for converting the input text to HTML output
>>   function renderHTML( $input ) {
>>       $output =  $input;
>>       return $output;
>>   }
> This merely takes the tagged text and sends it out. Contrary to
> claims, it does not do any "converting" at all!
> DO NOT do this on a site that does not have careful access control! A
> bad boy (or girl) can use your site to refer to viruses and all
> manner of other malware stuff.
> If you do not allow anonymous postings, and you do not allow end-user
> account creation, and you trust all the users you create accounts
> for, it can still cause trouble inadvertently.
> On the other hand, you can use it to embed QuickTime movies and a lot
> of neat stuff, as well.
> Use with care!
> :::: The income gap between the rich and the rest of the US
> population has been growing so fast, that it might eventually
> threaten the stability of democratic capitalism itself. -- Alan
> Greenspan ::::
> :::: Jan Steinman http://www.VeggieVanGogh.com ::::
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