Extension talk:SearchFeed

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--Alvo 14:17, 11 April 2008 (UTC) Cannot make it work, what kind of changes it should track?[reply]


I've got MediaWiki 1.12.0 (r16740)

and all I get after I install and visit the special page Searchfeed is:

XML Parsing Error: not well-formed
Location: http://www.theaquariumwiki.com/Special:SearchFeed
Line Number 2, Column 1:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
^

--Quatermass 15:35, 24 June 2008 (UTC)[reply]

oops. That error was caused by a bug on my Wiki. Now corrected. Please ignore.

--Quatermass 09:12, 28 June 2008 (UTC)[reply]


obvious question[edit]

How is this extension different from the built-in RSS feed functionality (Special:RecentChanges&feed=rss)? --Woozle 17:49, 27 June 2008 (UTC)[reply]



Does MediaWiki have a RSS already? I've only upgraded from an old version quite recently.

--Quatermass 09:12, 28 June 2008 (UTC)[reply]


Yep -- it's been available since at least mid-2006; I use it to watch for spam. (It's available in the toolbox on the "Recent Changes" special page, or if you have Firefox 2+ you'll see the RSS icon in the URL bar on every page.) It's kind of limited, though, so maybe your extension can provide some extra features - e.g. a feed of only non-patrolled edits would be nifty, and a feed-per-page. Filtering by user would be useful too (e.g. only show me other people's edits.. I think there's already an extension which provides a feed of new articles in a category, but I haven't tried it yet. --Woozle 19:17, 28 June 2008 (UTC)[reply]

I tried to add this line to my wiki [[Special:RecentChanges&feed=rss]], but no luck. What do I need to do to have this work (running V1.12 ) --Asset 20:46, 17 July 2008 (UTC)[reply]

How doesn't it work -- do you get an error? When you go to the Special:RecentChanges page, is there a "toolbox" box in the toolbar (on the left)? It should have links to RSS and Atom feeds. (See here for an example where there aren't lots of extra boxes added.) --Woozle 23:15, 17 July 2008 (UTC)[reply]
I think it may be a language problem? [[Speciel:Seneste_ændringer]] is equal to [[Special:RecentChanges]] that you give, but this dont work with &feed=rss - works fine otherwise [1] - so how do I know what to do with my (Danish) version?? It appears that several such "bugs" appear because some parts are translated while others are not.... hummm. To make medaiwiky work like this it would take some clever ways for the the extensions to track what is going on.
Further guys like me have a hard time to figure out how the links was translated. THX --Asset 18:46, 18 July 2008 (UTC)[reply]
BTW regarding your Falsifiability Article, you should take a closer look at Karl Popper, who was the originator of the concept.  :-) --Asset 18:46, 18 July 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Further Info Needed[edit]

We are working on gettng RSS on our wiki. What I'm seeing on this thread and on other is that RSS is available on xxx contributions pages and recent changes pages. We would like to have it so that when someone is looking at a page of regular content, they will see the rSS icon under toolbox and will be able to subscribe to changes to that page from that point. Our audience will be people who really aren't used to traveling around those wiki page tabs, etc.

  • So the question is about configuration: How can we get the syndication icon from a regular page?
  • How about the "built-in RSS feed functionality" that was mentioned earlier in this thread? Where is the documentation on that? How do we set it up?

-- dcb, 7/23/09

There is no special set up required to use the built-in RSS feed functionality. At least in V1.15.1 there is per default an RSS icon under the toolbox on every 'history' page of a page as well as on the special page 'recent changes'. The reason to position the icon on the 'history' page may be, to see at the first glance what has changed. 80.149.87.126 11:12, 8 March 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Is this used to transfer data out of the wiki or into the wiki?[edit]

Tisane 16:03, 29 March 2010 (UTC)[reply]

I wouldn't use RSS feeds for any sort of data transfer. You'd want proper XML exports or database dumps for that. This is just an RSS feed of recent changes on the wiki. The feature now exists in core, so I'm not sure this extension offers anything useful any more. Reach Out to the Truth 17:29, 29 March 2010 (UTC)[reply]