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* '''convenience''':
* '''convenience''':
** [[metawikipedia:Special page to work with the interwiki table|Special:Interwiki]] by Stephanie Amanda Stevens (phroziac)
** [[metawikipedia:Special page to work with the interwiki table|Special:Interwiki]] by Stephanie Amanda Stevens (phroziac)
* '''experimental''' (keep an eye on these to see if they become useful):
** [[mwsite:Extension:WikiDB|Extension:WikiDB]] creates virtual tables within the wiki and lets you output their contents dynamically
** [[mwsite:Extension:Semantic MediaWiki|Extension:Semantic MediaWiki]]
==Code Notes==
==Code Notes==

Revision as of 01:25, 13 April 2007


computing: software: web: MediaWiki: customization



Extensions of Interest

Available MediaWiki extensions which look like they could be useful:

Code Notes

(From Woozle 20:59, 15 Jun 2005 (CDT). Eventually to be given their own section, I expect.)

  • Everything obviously starts with index.php
  • For the purpose of displaying a page (not saving changes or doing anything else), this calls $wgArticle->view(), in Article.php (line 699)
  • $wgArticle->view() appears to be able to provide a few other formats besides the regular view (including difference engine and displaying redirections as subtitles), but I'm ignoring that for now
  • $wgOut seems to be the object which accumulates text to be output, via various methods:
    • $wgOut->addWikiText(...)
    • $wgOut->addHTML(...)
    • $wgOut->addPrimaryWikiText() # Display content and save to parser cache
    • $wgOut->addWikiText() # Display content, don't attempt to save to parser cache
    • $wgOut->setPageTitle()
    • $wgOut->transformBuffer(); # Put link titles into the link cache
    • $wgOut->addMetaTags(); # Add link titles as META keywords
  • ...and then it does these two lines:
    • $this->viewUpdates(); (found at line 1926 -- doesn't do much)
    • wfProfileOut( $fname );
  • It's not clear whether the navbar has already been pulled in by the time we hit viewUpdates -- possibly transformBuffer does it? The comment makes it sound like that, but the name "transformBuffer" in that case is not very descriptive. The code in there should probably be examined.