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Bug 1871 - Searching by date
Searching by date
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
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PC All
: Low enhancement with 2 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-04-11 02:43 UTC by SJ
Modified: 2011-04-14 15:12 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description SJ 2005-04-11 02:43:09 UTC
I'd like to be able to search the db by date -- date of article creation, or of
last edit, for starters. "All articles whose titles include the string 'Cat'
created on the following day."

(it would also be nice to be able to search for specific revisions... but that's
for a distant future.)
Comment 1 Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason 2005-04-11 02:52:38 UTC
You can go to something like if
you want a specific old revision, or did you mean something else?
Comment 2 SJ 2005-05-13 04:18:17 UTC
I meant in the sense of "show me the 5th revision of [[Wikipedia]]", or "show me
the last revision of [[Jimmy Wales]] edited by [[User:Jimbo Wales]]" ...

Searching by date, however, is something that is fairly easy to do in SQL - just
another "AND WHERE" clause, hopefully - so it's just a question of providing an
interface for it.
Comment 3 SJ 2009-04-18 22:46:13 UTC
like bug 1870 and bug 7566, this is a bug related to history-spelunking, something to which MediaWiki and like tools are uniquely suited and which is not being actively addressed.  

This is the natural extension of having universal access to revision history.  Something for more than just the toolserver; if this can be effectively merged into core, perhaps in a way that throttles the total number of such request smade an hour via a local setting, it would provide for some excellent improvements to special:random and site statistics.

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