[Mediawiki-l] inclusion of content from arbitrary URLs?

Fernando Correia fernandoacorreia at gmail.com
Mon Jan 8 18:49:16 UTC 2007

2007/1/8, Rich Morin <rdm at cfcl.com>:
> A while back I read Thomas Gries' paper
>  Getlets: extending the interwiki concept beyond any limits
>  http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Transwiki:Wikimania05/Workshop-TG3
> and was quite intrigued by the idea.  Since then, I have used the
> TWiki facility for arbitrary URL inclusion to (for example) use a
> PHP script to generate content for TWiki pages.
> However, the Getlets page on SourceForge
>  http://sourceforge.net/projects/getlets/
> doesn't contain any content, so I'm not sure how to proceed in using
> this sort of technique in MW.  Is there a facility for arbitrary URL
> inclusion in MW?  Pointers and suggestions welcome...

You could use the extension mechanism to invoke your PHP scripts.

See http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Extending_wiki_markup

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