[Mediawiki-l] Couple of Mediawiki questions

johan.boye at latecoere.fr johan.boye at latecoere.fr
Thu May 3 14:20:21 UTC 2007

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> [mailto:mediawiki-l-bounces at lists.wikimedia.org] De la part 
> de Rob Church
> Envoyé : jeudi 3 mai 2007 13:06
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> Objet : Re: [Mediawiki-l] Couple of Mediawiki questions
> On 03/05/07, johan.boye at latecoere.fr <johan.boye at latecoere.fr> wrote:
> >  # The search doesn't work on partial (incomplete) word.
> >      Got an article with the word "foobar", then I have a result when I type "foobar" but nothing when I type "foob".
> >      I have some exception, when I type "est"; it founds some pages with the word "test"...
> >      Is there a way to fix it?
> The default search relies upon the MyISAM full text indexing 
> engine, and may not be entirely useful, depending on your 
> needs. You might have more luck with a custom search backend, 
> such as the LuceneSearch extension, hooked up to the MWSearch 
> daemon in Subversion, or something else entirely.

I've checked this out, look a little bit complicated. Is there any option on the MyISAM side to improve it easly ?

> >  # Links (usually nasty file:// links) does not work with URL containing spaces
> You need to URL-encode spaces in URLs. Use %20.

Got it, thanks.

> >  # Is there a plug-in to scan documents like .PDF or .DOC 
> on the fly during the upload to index them in the search engine?
> Yes and no; see
> http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/mediawiki-l/2007-April/019490.html

Nice one. Any idea when it will be released (if it will) ?

> >  Is there a way to make a full backup of the website to make in 
> > available offline or export all pages to HTML in a save place on an 
> > automatic way?
> You can write a shell script to do it. The procedure is documented at http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Backing_up_a_wiki.

Ok, I will check on the XML side.

 Thanks very much!

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