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Bug 3267 - Wikipedia in frames, why it may be useful
Wikipedia in frames, why it may be useful
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 3266
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
All All
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-08-25 15:39 UTC by Ronald Beelaard
Modified: 2005-08-25 15:40 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Ronald Beelaard 2005-08-25 15:39:24 UTC
The file wikibits.js has a = window.location;
instruction to prevent e.g. wikipedia being framed into another page.
On the one side I understand the reason, on the other however I doubt the 
effectiveness and question whether this in line with the open character of 
Effectiveness: works ok with normal frames, but not with an iframe. In that 
case the browser (IE and MZ) only reports an error which is easily to be 
Btw: More harmful are sites such as, which take a page from wp 
and modify this on the server for their own benefit.

Why I bother:
I'm currently developing an enhanced integration between a catalogue search 
system in a public library. After the normal search the user will have the 
option to seamlessly lookup an article in wikipedia, provided one or more of 
the search words are present in one or more titles of articles. A further 
enhancement will be the implementation of correction algorithms in case of 
typos and alike (see also my paper, presented on wikimania 
entitled "Searching in a Public Library"). Depending on experiences acquired, 
wp may benefit from this in future.
Obviously there are alternatives conceivable as work around, but my main 
concern is potential vandalism in an environment such as a public library. 
Therefore I want to open wp in a frame set, where there is a hidden frame 
that ensures that always a registered (but restricted) user is logged on. I 
won't rely on the persistent presence of a cookie or the accidental log out 
of the anonymous users in that establishment.
Comment 1 Filip Maljkovic [Dungodung] 2005-08-25 15:40:14 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 3266 ***

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