[Mediawiki-l] MediaWiki for user documentation, including partner company branding

Evelyn Yoder evelyn at longjump.com
Wed Jan 20 17:54:16 UTC 2010

Yes, 'sane' is my goal here. And, Namespaces is the kind of solution I'm
looking for.

So, is it practical to add 10 or more namespaces? Will it be a big burden on
the system, and affect performance/speed? 


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Evelyn Yoder wrote:
> Hello all - 
> We use MediaWiki for user documentation. As the sole author, I can build
> manage new versions of the wiki in order to support software version
> releases. 
> The issue is that we now have partner companies who want to create their
> support pages, and use a custom skin (with their own logo/skin).
> Is there a practical way to allow me to continue to make regular updates
> the base wiki, without overwriting the partner content? Can we provide
> partner with a space they control, individually? 
> Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
> Best, 
> Evelyn
> - - - - - - - -
> Evelyn Yoder
> Technical Communications
> www.LongJump.com <http://www.longjump.com/> 

What do you mean with "new versions of the wiki"?

You would update pages, so you would only need not to write the same
page from both sides (even then, MediaWiki would warn you before
overwriting another person save at the same time, not to mention the
If you want to separate them from mediawiki POV, place each group of
support pages at a different namspace. But any sane convention would
work to "avoid overwriting each other's content".

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