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Bug 3646 - (feeds) RSS, Atom, XML syndication feeds (tracking)
(feeds)
RSS, Atom, XML syndication feeds (tracking)
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Low enhancement with 11 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: tracking
Depends on: 7594 8857 10094 10268 13045 13951 13955 13956 15915 17869 17872 19011 19056 19330 24795 24801 27941 41085 61342 67026 471 943 1481 3043 3998 4182 4372 4818 5262 5412 6369 7346 13952 14500 14646 15853 16357 16646 16883 16884 16901 17058 17521 17556 17565 17566 17868 18801 19055 19391 19393 19394 19812 20601 22264 22918 51427
Blocks: tracking
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Reported: 2005-10-08 00:20 UTC by Ilyanep
Modified: 2014-11-17 09:21 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Description Ilyanep 2005-10-08 00:20:33 UTC
At the moment, as far as I know, mediawiki doesn't allow many options for RSS.
Many people have had to write scripts. I think that MediaWiki should incorporate
an RSS maker that has options such as where to divide different items, what to
put in the summary, etc. I realize this would be a ginormic project to
undertake, which is why I'm setting the priority to low, so if one of the
developers is bored, feel free to do somethihng like this.
Comment 1 Marcus Gilroy-Ware 2005-10-25 13:02:22 UTC
I agree that MediaWiki should be more XML friendly. The current xml output of,
say, Wikipedia is quite strange, and requires a lot of further string parsing.
You should be able to get an RSS feed of all articles in a particular category,
of all subcategories in a category, using the same parsing classes that are
already in MediaWiki, in combination with an XML serializer. It is a big
project, but a very important one, because open content models like Wikipedia
should make it as easy as possible to use and process the content as possible.
Comment 2 Duncan Shannon 2005-12-08 04:31:29 UTC
I think having RSS feeds of any/every/most content pages would be great. I could
certainly use the feature for mediawiki when used as a docu tool... 

I found this tonite, worth mentioning... not sure if it works or not:


http://wiki.case.edu/CaseWiki:RSS_Feeds

It is a page about generating rss feeds for almost any page (at least category
pages). Check it out.
Comment 3 Rowan Collins [IMSoP] 2005-12-08 16:36:46 UTC
See also: bug 472, bug 943, bug 4182
[Perhaps we could do with a "component" or a tracking bug for Feed (RSS/Atom)
issues?]
Comment 4 Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason 2005-12-08 16:44:15 UTC
(In reply to comment #0)
> At the moment, as far as I know, mediawiki doesn't allow many options for RSS.
> Many people have had to write scripts. I think that MediaWiki should incorporate
> an RSS maker that has options such as where to divide different items, what to
> put in the summary, etc. I realize this would be a ginormic project to
> undertake, which is why I'm setting the priority to low, so if one of the
> developers is bored, feel free to do somethihng like this.

Could you elaborate on how this is supposed to work?
Comment 5 Ilyanep 2005-12-08 21:30:09 UTC
I'm saying that when you're [most likely the webmaster/dev] making a feed...you 
have an interface where you can tell it:

--What page the feed should be coming from [let's say WP:Reference Desk]
--How to seperate the 'articles' [A few preset options, such as headlines are 
titles and text is the articles, and then maybe a regexp field to add your own] 
(so let's say in the RD we want headlines [==...==] to be titles and a snippet of 
the text to be a summary)
--How to date the fields [I'm sure it wouldn't be hard to find the first timestamp 
to make a date field, and the last timestamp to make an updated fields, but 
perhaps give the user an option on which timestamp they want]

Then the software would take this and update the feed [once every hour, day, 
month?].

Also, a feature could be added to support 'pages in x category' or 'pages with x 
template' (the latter could be useful for wikinews).

And since this could be locked down to only the webmaster/developer it wouldn't 
consume server resources if the webmaster is bandwidth conscious enough. I'd help 
out with this project, but every day I find that i know less and less about PHP :\
Comment 6 Rob Church 2005-12-09 08:06:46 UTC
If it's the case that the developers would be doing it, it would probably be
less effort for them to code a specific extension to provide the required feed.
Comment 7 Ilyanep 2005-12-09 21:02:30 UTC
But then the end user (non-wmf) would have no access to this feature because they'
d have to code it themselves as well
Comment 8 Brion Vibber 2006-06-03 23:59:17 UTC
Turning this into a tracking bug.
Comment 9 Mark Johnson 2007-05-15 15:32:48 UTC
Would it be possible to include the categories of a page within the RSS Feed for
recent changes?  I've seen most people just create multiple rss category nodes
within each item.
Comment 10 Rowan Rodrik van der Molen 2008-03-22 02:51:02 UTC
I think that most of what you say can already be done with Semantic MediaWiki: http://semantic-mediawiki.org/
Comment 11 Dan Jacobson 2009-06-01 00:16:24 UTC
There are plenty of matched for RSS in bugzilla that are not linked here. I would create a separate component 
( https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/describecomponents.cgi?product=MediaWiki ) called RSS/Atom/Feeds or something...
just feeds? RSS?
Comment 12 Andrew Garrett 2009-07-29 16:39:07 UTC
Adding 'tracking' keyword.

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