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Bug 3471 - Linking to an article version as of a particular date
Linking to an article version as of a particular date
Status: RESOLVED WONTFIX
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
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unspecified
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: Low enhancement with 3 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2005-09-15 13:29 UTC by Tristan Miller
Modified: 2011-05-15 00:21 UTC (History)
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Description Tristan Miller 2005-09-15 13:29:07 UTC
I note that MediaWiki assigns a unique ID to each revision of an article. The
URL to a particular revision is (at least on Wikipedia)
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php followed by a query string with the
article's title and revision ID. Example:
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Aristotle&oldid=22376284. This gives
me the article [[Aristotle]] as at 05:00, 2 September 2005.

I'd like to see a similar way of linking to an article as it appeared at a
certain date and time, given only the article title and the date/time. For
example, there should be some query string like
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Aristotle&revdate=2005-09-02-0530,
which will resolve to the same link as above. (Since [[Aristotle]] was not
modified between 05:00 and 05:30 on 2 September 2005, the link should resolve to
revision 22376284.)
Comment 1 Zigger 2005-09-17 15:55:46 UTC
Dropped priority as this can already be done indirectly, e.g.
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Aristotle&offset=20050902053000&action=history
Comment 2 Platonides 2011-05-15 00:21:35 UTC
You can get the date from the history, as Zigger points out. It would be a little ugly to provide this filter automatically in the index.php entry point.

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