[Mediawiki-l] Question about page protection

Vadtec vadtec at vadtec.net
Wed Jun 30 17:12:12 UTC 2010


Thanks for the response. I haven't heard of the snoopy class, so I will look
into that.

Yes, I do agree that if I am editing the page it is easiest to just click
protect and move on. The idea is, I want the tag itself to protect the page
(probably via an option) so that I can drop it on my wiki and not have to do it
manually. This really is more an exercise in getting comfortable with MediaWiki
extension writing, as I will most likely end up writing more. There is a project
I will be working on in the next few weeks that would benefit greatly from such
an ability, so maybe I can work something out. I'll be sure to post on the list
if I do.


On 6/30/2010 11:41 AM, Adam Meyer wrote:
> Im really not sure.
> But upi may be able to protect pages through the API. If that is true, you could make an extension.
> The problem is that the protect page comment requires admin access. So I guess you could have it access the page as you or a bot and protect the page.
> If you know PHP, you can also use the snoopy class to act as a bot and protect the page.
> If you are in the page editing it to add the extension/template... couldn't you just then protect the page? (may be less time than making a new extension)
> On Jun 30, 2010, at 12:35 PM, Vadtec wrote:
>> I've posted this question twice before without so much as a courtesy response of
>> "Sorry, we don't know." I'd really appreciate some help with this, as I have not
>> been able to track down any information on protecting pages (aside from "click
>> protect at the top of the page") and asking in the IRC chan on freenode usually
>> goes unanswered as well.
>> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> Greetings all,
>> Is it possible for an extension to set a page as "protected"? I have a tag that
>> displays help info for my extension, I'd like to drop it in a page, and have the
>> tag set the page as protected via a parameter. The idea is to allow the tag to
>> display its output but have the page be protected from editing.
>> Thanks for any advice, much appreciated.
>> - Vadtec
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