[pmwiki-users] include text from another wiki?

John Rankin john.rankin at affinity.co.nz
Sun Jul 10 17:26:10 CDT 2005

On Friday, 8 July 2005 1:16 PM, Patrick R. Michaud <pmichaud at pobox.com> wrote:
>On Fri, Jul 08, 2005 at 09:26:07AM +1200, John Rankin wrote:
>> Given that pmwiki can translate wiki markups other than 
>> PmWiki markup, is the following possible? If so, how 
>> might one do it:
>>     (:wikipedia PageName:)
>> This would return the text of PageName from wikipedia, 
>> with the markup translated into xhtml.
>Why not just get the xhtml of interest directly from 
>wikipedia and use that?
Sure -- one needs a small extension to the include url
recipe that supports the following
- extract content between labelled div tags
- omit content between labelled div tags
- ensure links to other wikipedia pages are correct

This is fairly trivial.

But (there's always a but), we also want a pdf...

So it would be nice if we could use the same wiki to
pdf mechansim, rather than taking and tidying the 
html, then transforming the html into the print dtd.

So I just wondered if there was any way to process
the wikipedia wiki markup through pmwiki, as part
of processing a standard pmwiki page.

John Rankin

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