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Bug 64474 - Global namespace (looks local, lives centrally)
Global namespace (looks local, lives centrally)
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
Extensions requests (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
Blocks: 64475
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Reported: 2014-04-26 08:18 UTC by Nemo
Modified: 2014-05-28 20:42 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Nemo 2014-04-26 08:18:12 UTC
Allow a number of wikis to share a "content" namespace with wikitext. The namespace would:
# look local:
#* browsable, readable as a local namespace for all purposes,
#* editable without leaving your wiki (either by shared DB table or remote editing via CORS);
# live centrally:
#* on an actual wiki or just a database without its own interface,
#* as long as any update is immediately reflected on all consumers.

Example of possible use cases:
* Docs, like [[mw:Help:Contents]] and [[m:Help:Help]] (cf. bug 43591)
* Policies and guidelines + discussions about them, e.g. [[m:Category:Wikimedia policies and guidelines]] (only a handful pages but important)

Proposal by Rd232 at «a Meta: namespace which is accessible across all Wikimedia projects (in the same way that Commons files are accessible everywhere in the File: namespace) [...] home on another coordinating wiki, with which it can then share templates. [...] it's like InstantCommons, so we can call it InstantMeta [...]».

Note that the requirements are very different from bug 4547, which is about a) fetching, b) wikitext c) for local parsing (typically templates).

To be clear, I don't think this is ever going to happen. :)

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