Interwiki

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Interwiki links reduce the complexity and help focus and filter wiki content so that the most qualified individuals and robust processes, which may be very different for different types of information, can be brought to bear on a "knowledge management" (or instructional capital development) problem.

An interwiki link standard adopted by many cooperating consumer concern projects (like Consumerium itself) would make pages more portable between wikis. When multiple point of view becomes a competing, rival or simply mutually incomprehensible factional point of view, it may be necessary for a group (typically that without infrastructure owners trust to fork off not only a namespace, but an entire wiki. Part of the deal should be that the forkers support only ethical trolling of the original wiki in exchange for fair redirects (interwiki redirects are good sometimes if they keep the peace) and mutual respect.

interwiki synchronization is a major concern of the Wikimedia Foundation which has worked towards more robust maps of any given wiki's interwiki links [1]. A somewhat confused account refers to synonyms, attempts to conflate as if they were necessarily attempts to obscure or confuse or as "conflicts", ignoring the different ontologies of different natural languages that complicate interlanguage links ( see also universal translator). However, the quote is self-evident:

The task of synchronizing these links manually is hard, but challenging and interesting. A central hub for discussing this will foster further cooperation and concord between different language Wikipedias. [2]

For a healthy buying infrastructure and Consumerium itself, some uses of interwiki.

Interwiki of this wiki[edit]

MariaDB> select * from interwiki;
+------------+------------------------------------------------------+----------+----------+--------+-----------+
| iw_prefix  | iw_url                                               | iw_local | iw_trans | iw_api | iw_wikiid |
+------------+------------------------------------------------------+----------+----------+--------+-----------+
| w          | https://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/$1                    |        0 |        0 |        |           |
| m          | https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/$1                   |        0 |        0 |        |           |
| meta       | https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/$1                   |        0 |        0 |        |           |
| simple     | https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/$1                 |        0 |        0 |        |           |
| Wiktionary | https://wiktionary.org/wiki/$1                       |        0 |        0 |        |           |
| WikiBooks  | https://wikibooks.org/wiki/$1                        |        0 |        0 |        |           |
| wikidata   | https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/$1                     |        0 |        0 |        |           |
| mw         | https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/$1                    |        0 |        0 |        |           |
| rfc        | https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc$1                    |        0 |        0 |        |           |
| pmid       | https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/$1?dopt=Abstract |        0 |        0 |        |           |
| smw        | https://www.semantic-mediawiki.org/wiki/$1           |        0 |        0 |        |           |
| test       | http://test.consumerium.org/wiki/$1                  |        1 |        1 |        |           |
| develop    | http://develop.consumerium.org/wiki/$1               |        1 |        1 |        |           |
+------------+------------------------------------------------------+----------+----------+--------+-----------+
13 rows in set (0.00 sec)

See also[edit]

  • The mw:Extension:Interwiki adds the "Special:Interwiki" page to MediaWiki, to view and edit the interwiki table, and a log of any actions made with it.
  • mw:Extension:BADI_Pages_Created_Links - Allows display of links in toolbox to other wiki or wiki-like sites whereby links are colored differently depending on whether the page there has been created yet or not. Status determined by response code or Last-Modified HTTP HEAD requests.