[MediaWiki-l] Convert mediawiki to static website question

Ariel Glenn WMF ariel at wikimedia.org
Fri Mar 10 09:05:17 UTC 2017

The HTML format dumps (not yet ready but soon, I promise!) may not be
sufficient for stand-alone use, but a simple wrapper unrelated to MediaWiki
ought to be able to serve them up with basic navigation; you'd still have
to deal with searches somehow but that's true for any static HTML dump.  Or
am I misunderstanding folks' needs here?


On Fri, Mar 10, 2017 at 10:24 AM, Federico Leva (Nemo) <nemowiki at gmail.com>

> This is a use case worth covering for any CMS, in my opinion. Currently
> when one doesn't want to maintain a CMS any longer I'm forced to tell them
> to crawl with wget-warc/wpull (possibly via ArchiveTeam), submit to
> Internet Archive and then somehow redirect users. Few CMS seem to care
> about it though.
> In practice the only "official" solutions we have are:
> * https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:DumpHTML + any webserver
> * http://www.kiwix.org/ + kiwix-serve (mwoffliner via Parsoid)
> From https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T17017 and
> https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T93396#1136904 , it seems WMF has no
> interest in providing a static HTML format which is directly usable.
> Nemo
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