Last modified: 2005-08-25 15:40:14 UTC
The file wikibits.js has a
window.top.location = 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 Izynews.com, 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.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 3266 ***