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{{Package
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|name=mediawiki.el
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|description=Mediawiki interface and markup mode
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|author= Jerry et al
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|maintainer=Mark A. Hershberger
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|source=https://code.launchpad.net/~hexmode/mediawiki-el/trunk
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|in_emacs=no
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|Development status=active
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|website=https://code.launchpad.net/~hexmode/mediawiki-el
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}}
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'''Mediawiki.el''' is a package to help add content to any mediawiki
 
'''Mediawiki.el''' is a package to help add content to any mediawiki
 
site including ''WikEmacs''. It comes with a [[Major Mode]] to support editing
 
site including ''WikEmacs''. It comes with a [[Major Mode]] to support editing
 
Mediawiki markup.
 
Mediawiki markup.
  
= Basic setup =
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==Setup==
  
 
Install '''mediawiki.el''' from [[el-get]] or [[ELPA]].
 
Install '''mediawiki.el''' from [[el-get]] or [[ELPA]].
  
= Customization =
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If you are using emacs-24, you could do the following: Edit your .emacs file like this:
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<syntaxhighlight lang="lisp">
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(require 'package)
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(package-initialize)
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;; Not sure which one should come first, but you certainly one of these.
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;; As of sept. 2012, this package is not in ELPA
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(add-to-list 'package-archives '("marmalade" . "http://marmalade-repo.org/packages/") t)
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(add-to-list 'package-archives '("melpa" . "http://melpa.milkbox.net/packages/") t)
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</syntaxhighlight>
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Then, either use the menu ''Options->Manage Emacs Packages'' or type ''M-X package-list-packages''
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* search ''mediawiki'' and click on it
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... almost done.
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=== Site requirements ===
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The MediaWiki site that you wish to edit must have its API enabled:
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<pre>
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$wgEnableAPI=true;
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</pre>
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==Customization==
  
 
; {{Command|load-library RET mediawiki RET}}
 
; {{Command|load-library RET mediawiki RET}}
: Load the library. This can be skipped if you have have
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: Load the library  
{{Snippet|(require 'mediawiki)}} to your {{EmacsConfigFile}}.
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; {{CustomizeVariable|mediawiki-site-alist}}
 
; {{CustomizeVariable|mediawiki-site-alist}}
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: You can provide "Username" and "Password" in your [[.authinfo]] file. home directory.
 
: You can provide "Username" and "Password" in your [[.authinfo]] file. home directory.
  
= Make submissions =
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Alternatively you can add this snippet of Emacs Lisp code to your
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[[.emacs]]:
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<syntaxhighlight lang="lisp">
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(require 'mediawiki)
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(setq mediawiki-site-alist '(("Wikipedia" "http://en.wikipedia.org/w/ "" "" "Main Page") ; put your user name and password
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                            ("WikEmacs" "http://wikemacs.org/" "" "" "Main Page")))
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;; Emacs users care more for WikEmacs than Wikipedia :-).
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;; In any case, do not forget the slash at the end of the URL.
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(setq mediawiki-site-default "WikEmacs")
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</syntaxhighlight>
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You can naturally add more MediaWiki sites to the
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'''mediawiki-site-alist''' variable.
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==Usage==
 
; {{Command|mediawiki-site}}
 
; {{Command|mediawiki-site}}
 
: Choose a site (say "WikEmacs") for the current session.  
 
: Choose a site (say "WikEmacs") for the current session.  
  
; {{Command|mediawiki-open}}
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; {{CommandKeys|C-c C-o|mediawiki-open}}
 
: Open a page. To edit the main page, type "Main Page". Make your edits.
 
: Open a page. To edit the main page, type "Main Page". Make your edits.
  
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: Submit your modifications.
 
: Submit your modifications.
  
= Helpful Keybindings =
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; {{CommandKeys|C-c C-c|mediawiki-save-and-bury}}
 
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; {{CommandKeys|C-c|mediawiki-save-and-bury}}
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: Submit modifications and bury the buffer.
 
: Submit modifications and bury the buffer.
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== Helpful Keybindings==
  
 
; {{CommandKeys|C-return|mediawiki-open-page-at-point}}
 
; {{CommandKeys|C-return|mediawiki-open-page-at-point}}
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: Reload a page
 
: Reload a page
  
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; {{CommandKeys|Tab|mediawiki-mediawiki-goto-next-link}}
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: Get to next link
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==Customizations==
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=== Word Wrap ===
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Mediawiki sites are generally [[Emacs_Terminology#Fill |unfilled]]: do not add hard line breaks within a paragraph. There are various ways to wrap lines [[Emacs_Terminology#Screen Lines |visually]] while you edit. For example in Emacs 24 you may want to enable [[Visual Line]] mode with a [[mode hook]]:
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<syntaxhighlight lang="lisp">
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(setq mediawiki-mode-hook (lambda ()
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                            (visual-line-mode 1)))
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</syntaxhighlight>
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=== Edit or Create a page in a web browser ===
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Right now '''Mediawiki.el''' fails silently whenever the site asks for number challenge
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(spam protection). The following snippet allows you to edit/create a
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page in a web browser
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<syntaxhighlight lang="lisp">
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(defun yyr-mediawiki-browser-edit/create-page (page &optional site)
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  "Edit a page in browser, asks for page name (sitename also if needed)"
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  (interactive "sPage name (words): ")
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  (let* ((site (mediawiki-prompt-for-site))
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        (url (mediawiki-site-extract site 1))
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        (index "index.php?title=")
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        (et "&action=edit"))
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    (funcall 'browse-url
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            (message "%s%s%s%s"
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                      url index (mediawiki-translate-pagename page) et))))
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</syntaxhighlight>
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Call {{Function| yyr-mediawiki-browser-edit/create-page}}
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=== Key binding to open current editing file in web browser ===
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Bind {{Function|mediawiki-browse}} to some key chord. The following
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uses {{Keys|C-c o}}
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<syntaxhighlight lang="lisp">
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(define-key mediawiki-mode-map (kbd "C-c o") 'mediawiki-browse)
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</syntaxhighlight>
  
[[Category:Wikemacs]]
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==Known Bugs==
[[Category:Markup Modes]]
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* Version 2.2.2 works fine on GNU Emacs 24.0.94.1 (i386-mingw-nt5.1.2600) when there is no challenge (e.g. arithmetic problem). But when external links are added, so there is a challenge, mediawiki doesn't alert the user or show the arithmetic problem. The only evidence of failure is that the page is never updated.
[[Category:Wikemacs Contributor]]
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= Project Page =
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==External Links==
* [https://launchpad.net/mediawiki-el Mediawiki.el page on Launchpad]
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*[http://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/MediaWikiMode EmacsWiki:MediaWikiMode]
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*[https://launchpad.net/mediawiki-el Project Page]
  
[[Category:Wikemacs Contributor]]
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[[Category:Third Party Package]]
[[Category:Markup Modes]]
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[[Category:Markup languages]]

Latest revision as of 10:22, 1 May 2014

mediawiki.el
Description Mediawiki interface and markup mode
Author Jerry et al
Maintainer Mark A. Hershberger
Source https://code.launchpad.net/~hexmode/mediawiki-el/trunk
Part of Emacs no

Mediawiki.el is a package to help add content to any mediawiki site including WikEmacs. It comes with a Major Mode to support editing Mediawiki markup.

Setup[edit]

Install mediawiki.el from el-get or ELPA.

If you are using emacs-24, you could do the following: Edit your .emacs file like this:

(require 'package)
(package-initialize)
;; Not sure which one should come first, but you certainly one of these.
;; As of sept. 2012, this package is not in ELPA
(add-to-list 'package-archives '("marmalade" . "http://marmalade-repo.org/packages/") t)
(add-to-list 'package-archives '("melpa" . "http://melpa.milkbox.net/packages/") t)

Then, either use the menu Options->Manage Emacs Packages or type M-X package-list-packages

  • search mediawiki and click on it

... almost done.


Site requirements[edit]

The MediaWiki site that you wish to edit must have its API enabled:

$wgEnableAPI=true;

Customization[edit]

M-x load-library RET mediawiki RET
Load the library
M-x customize-variable RET mediawiki-site-alist
Configure as follows and save your settings
Site Name: WikEmacs
URL: http://wikemacs.org/w/
Username: InCognito
Password: s!cr!t
First Page: Main Page
You can provide "Username" and "Password" in your .authinfo file. home directory.

Alternatively you can add this snippet of Emacs Lisp code to your .emacs:

(require 'mediawiki)
 
(setq mediawiki-site-alist '(("Wikipedia" "http://en.wikipedia.org/w/ "" "" "Main Page") ; put your user name and password
                             ("WikEmacs" "http://wikemacs.org/" "" "" "Main Page")))
 
;; Emacs users care more for WikEmacs than Wikipedia :-). 
;; In any case, do not forget the slash at the end of the URL.
(setq mediawiki-site-default "WikEmacs")

You can naturally add more MediaWiki sites to the mediawiki-site-alist variable.

Usage[edit]

M-x mediawiki-site
Choose a site (say "WikEmacs") for the current session.
[C-c C-o] (or M-x mediawiki-open)
Open a page. To edit the main page, type "Main Page". Make your edits.
[C-x C-s] (or M-x mediawiki-save)
Submit your modifications.
[C-c C-c] (or M-x mediawiki-save-and-bury)
Submit modifications and bury the buffer.

Helpful Keybindings[edit]

[C-return] (or M-x mediawiki-open-page-at-point)
Follow or browse to a WikiLink.
[M-g] (or M-x mediawiki-reload)
Reload a page
[Tab] (or M-x mediawiki-mediawiki-goto-next-link)
Get to next link

Customizations[edit]

Word Wrap[edit]

Mediawiki sites are generally unfilled: do not add hard line breaks within a paragraph. There are various ways to wrap lines visually while you edit. For example in Emacs 24 you may want to enable Visual Line mode with a mode hook:

(setq mediawiki-mode-hook (lambda ()
                            (visual-line-mode 1)))

Edit or Create a page in a web browser[edit]

Right now Mediawiki.el fails silently whenever the site asks for number challenge (spam protection). The following snippet allows you to edit/create a page in a web browser

(defun yyr-mediawiki-browser-edit/create-page (page &optional site)
  "Edit a page in browser, asks for page name (sitename also if needed)"
  (interactive "sPage name (words): ")
  (let* ((site (mediawiki-prompt-for-site))
         (url (mediawiki-site-extract site 1))
         (index "index.php?title=")
         (et "&action=edit"))
    (funcall 'browse-url
             (message "%s%s%s%s"
                      url index (mediawiki-translate-pagename page) et))))

Call yyr-mediawiki-browser-edit/create-page

Key binding to open current editing file in web browser[edit]

Bind mediawiki-browse to some key chord. The following uses [C-c o]

(define-key mediawiki-mode-map (kbd "C-c o") 'mediawiki-browse)

Known Bugs[edit]

  • Version 2.2.2 works fine on GNU Emacs 24.0.94.1 (i386-mingw-nt5.1.2600) when there is no challenge (e.g. arithmetic problem). But when external links are added, so there is a challenge, mediawiki doesn't alert the user or show the arithmetic problem. The only evidence of failure is that the page is never updated.

External Links[edit]