Wikipedia 10K Redux by Reagle from Starling archive. Bugs abound!!!
You can now force a link over arbitrary text by putting it in brackets, like this: [[Alabama]]. Also, something I just now learned from reading the source code, you can link to ISBN's like this: ISBN: 0887308856 ---- Excellent! Now, is there a way to automate the conversion of old-style links (and pages) to new-style links? I seem to remember Cliff saying something about doing this. For example, I would like to convert links that look like LarrysText to [[LarrysText|Larry's Text]]; then it would be cool also to convert the pages themselves, in this case to [[Larrys Text|Larry's Text]] (since apostrophes are not allowed in page names). What are the chances of this happening anytime soon? -- [[Larry Sanger]] ---- I am all for consistency. We should henceforth use [[Free Links|free linking]]. We should also get the above question answered...that could save us a lot of mind-numbing gruntwork. -- [[Larry Sanger]] ---- Why doesn't my [[Free Links]] work correctly. Is it because they contain non-[[ASCII]] characters? Look at [[Sweden]] for [[Göteborg]] and [[Malmö]]. [[LinusTolke]] ---- Fixing the non-ASCII character problem should be relatively easy. A similar problem has already been solved in the world of IMAP in the i18n of mailbox names, and the solution was to use modified UTF-7 encoding. For a complete explanation, please see RFC 2060, section 5.1.3. The short version is that M-UTF-7 uses US-ASCII representation for US-ASCII characters, and "shifts" into modified BASE 64 for all other charsets (UNICODE 16-bit octets). Although I don't have a library routine I can whip out for you, I'm sure you can find one somewhere to hack up for WikiPedia. - [[Mike Dalessio]] ---- See WikiPediaBugs for more.