[Mediawiki-l] Protecting part of a page (eg, to annotate a historical document)

Kelly Jones kelly.terry.jones at gmail.com
Fri Jan 5 01:56:53 UTC 2007

How do I protect part of a page with MediaWiki?

I want to let users annotate a historical document line by line
without changing the historical document itself. Example:

Four score and seven years ago <- this would be protected (no edit, no delete)
a score is 20 years <- would be editable/deletable
our fathers brought forth upon this continent <- protected
[this section could be blank if no one had any annotations on that line]
a new nation, conceived in liberty <- protected

Protected lines/section could only be unprotected, deleted, or changed
by WikiSysop or equivalent. Ideally, protected sections would be in a
different font/color/style to differentiate the original document from
the annotations.

Can I do something like this directly? Using a plug-in? Indirectly?

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