Last modified: 2005-05-16 04:36:16 UTC
I'm building a wiki surrounding a topic that is already widely supported on the Internet. One of
the sites has a database of information. What I'd like to do is have the owner of this database be
able to build a template of text from his database, then call a secure web service to either insert
or update an article and/or section.
The database in question contains information about games, authors, reviews, etc. He would have a
script that created a blob of text that started with "==Baf's Entry for Some Game==" and then call
the web service on my MediaWiki server to instert or update the appropriate page.
It would all be automated and secure.
In this manner, people could still edit pages for games or authors, but the "Baf's Entry" section
would always get overwritten by the automated process.
I suppose a script could do this too, but a web service seems like such a cool way to solve this
In fact, a general web service API for the MediaWiki database would allow the system to take on an
even more distributed nature.
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