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RE: [Fwd: migrating our wiki platform to mediawiki]

From: Hausenblas, Michael <michael.hausenblas@joanneum.at>
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2007 13:32:16 +0200
Message-ID: <768DACDC356ED04EA1F1130F97D2985201211A36@RZJC2EX.jr1.local>
To: "Guus Schreiber" <schreiber@cs.vu.nl>
Cc: "SWD WG" <public-swd-wg@w3.org>


My 2c:

1. Regarding security issues: It seems MediaWiki is now
catching up [1], hence this might not be an obstacle.
Anyway I'd like to know if the MediaWiki engine allows
for the same granularity w.r.t. ACL as MoinMoin does.

2. Regarding RDF-in-HTML: I'd like to be able to use my RDFa
 - e.g. with a macro ala SafeHTML() - directly ... any hints?

3. How about single sign-on? For example in case I participate
in several, say, WGs, IGs, and XGs ... do I need to again create
accounts for each group (as in the current MoinMoin setup)?


[1] http://www.wikimatrix.org/compare/MediaWiki+MoinMoin

 Michael Hausenblas, MSc.
 Institute of Information Systems & Information Management
 JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH

>-----Original Message-----
>From: public-swd-wg-request@w3.org 
>[mailto:public-swd-wg-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Guus Schreiber
>Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2007 11:41 AM
>Subject: [Fwd: migrating our wiki platform to mediawiki]
>Any objections from this group on migrating the Wiki platform?
>-------- Original Message --------
>Subject: migrating our wiki platform to mediawiki
>Resent-Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2007 01:26:17 +0000
>Resent-From: chairs@w3.org
>Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2007 10:26:27 +0900
>From: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
>To: chairs@w3.org
>Dear W3C chairs,
>Through your staff contacts, and from some of you directly, the W3C  
>systems team received a steady flow of requests to consider switching  
>the engine running w3c wikis from moinmoin to the mediawiki engine,  
>notably for its section editing capability, and for its semantic  
>annotation plugin (semantic mediawiki).
>Mediawiki is the engine used to run the wikipedia site, and may be  
>already familiar to many of you.
>After careful evaluation, we concluded that the migration would be  
>possible but tricky. In particular:
>* we should be able to keep the same URI space
>* existing content in our wiki will be copied to the new engine
>* it may not be possible to migrate revision history for all the  
>We would look into saving the revision history somewhere in web  
>space, for the record.
>* user accounts look difficult to migrate. In the worst case, all  
>users would have to re-create accounts. In the "best" case all users  
>may have to reinitialize their password
>* plug-ins may be migrated, if possible, on a case-by-case basis.  
>"Themes" are unlikely to be migrated.
>Consequently, we would like to hear from you, if you are chairing a  
>group currently using a wiki on the moinmoin platform, whether you  
>would object to the migration to the mediawiki engine, given the  
>potential issues listed above.
>If possible, please answer within the next week if you have any  
>strong objection.
>We can not, yet, give any timeline for the migration, but will have a  
>better idea of a time scale after receiving your answers.
>Thank you.
>For the W3C Systems Team,
>Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Computer Science
>De Boelelaan 1081a, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
>T: +31 20 598 7739/7718; F: +31 84 712 1446 
>Home page: http://www.cs.vu.nl/~guus/
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