[Mediawiki-l] Why Facebook and others can't see a wiki's most important image

Chad innocentkiller at gmail.com
Tue Jul 26 02:03:56 UTC 2011


On Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 6:39 PM, Marcello Perathoner
<marcello at perathoner.de> wrote:
> On 07/26/2011 02:42 AM, jidanni at jidanni.org wrote:
>
>> 3. How did Facebook choose that snippet of text? It seems that it runs
>> down to the first<P>  outside of a<div>  or something.
>
> 1. Learn about the opengraph protocol:
>
>    http://developers.facebook.com/docs/opengraph/
>
> 2. Put that stuff into your mediawiki skin.
>

Expecting people to learn and do this sort of thing by hand is
unreasonable. I don't think it should be in core but it would be
entirely trivial to expose this sort of behavior via an extension.

-Chad



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