Last modified: 2011-05-15 00:21:35 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
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
Dropped priority as this can already be done indirectly, e.g.
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.