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

Daniel Friesen lists at nadir-seen-fire.com
Tue Jul 26 02:31:53 UTC 2011


On 11-07-25 07:03 PM, Chad wrote:
> 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
http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:OpenGraphMeta
Though after rethinking og:image I would like to drop the #setmainimage
feature and re-do that.

~Daniel Friesen (Dantman, Nadir-Seen-Fire) [http://daniel.friesen.name]


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