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Bug 1233 - Web Services
Web Services
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 208
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Page editing (Other open bugs)
PC Windows XP
: Normal enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2004-12-30 06:21 UTC by David Cornelson
Modified: 2005-05-16 04:36 UTC (History)
0 users

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description David Cornelson 2004-12-30 06:21:28 UTC
I'm building a wiki surrounding a topic that is already widely supported on the Internet. One of 
the sites has a database of information. What I'd like to do is have the owner of this database be 
able to build a template of text from his database, then call a secure web service to either insert 
or update an article and/or section.

For example:

The database in question contains information about games, authors, reviews, etc. He would have a 
script that created a blob of text that started with "==Baf's Entry for Some Game==" and then call 
the web service on my MediaWiki server to instert or update the appropriate page.

It would all be automated and secure.

In this manner, people could still edit pages for games or authors, but the "Baf's Entry" section 
would always get overwritten by the automated process.

I suppose a script could do this too, but a web service seems like such a cool way to solve this 

In fact, a general web service API for the MediaWiki database would allow the system to take on an 
even more distributed nature.
Comment 1 Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason 2005-05-16 04:36:16 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 208 ***

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