[MojoMojo] MojoMojo extensions

hoelzro rob at hoelzro.net
Thu Nov 26 02:47:36 GMT 2009

On Nov 25, 2009, at 12:20 PM, Marcus Ramberg [via mojomojo] wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 2:08 PM, hoelzro <[hidden email]> wrote:
> > 
> > I don't know how well this idea fits with MojoMojo's objectives, but I 
> > figured I'd get it out into the ether for critiquing, and if people like it, 
> > slated for a future release. 
> > 
> > I was thinking MM could use an extension mechanism similar to MediaWiki's. 
> > Here's a summary of my ideas: 
> > 
> > - Additional page actions.  I don't have a concrete example of how this 
> > would be used, but I can see how it would come in handy. 
> > - Modification of existing page actions.  I don't know how this would work, 
> > and if an overriden/augmented action were provided by another extension, we 
> > would have to deal with the fun that is plugin load order.
> I am a bit of a sceptic to these two. Granted, the comment plugin adds 
> some page actions, but the implementation of it is a bit of an 
> abdomination in my opinion. What I really would like is support for 
> external applications getting embedded at certain nodes of the wiki 
> tho, for instance giving control to Angerwhale or mojolicious at /blog 
> for instance, but still wrapped in the general design of the wiki. I'm 
> not sure how feasible this is though. 

I understand your trepidation with this variety of plugin; we could definitely hold off on that.

> > - Additional syntax.  This seems to be provided by the formatter stuff 
> > already. 
> Yepp 
> > - Special pages.  These could all be under /special/, or they might exist 
> > anywhere in the hierarchy (I think all existing under /special/ and adding 
> > redirects if you want them would be a good option).  Special pages just 
> > dispatch to extension controllers to deliver custom content, and can even 
> > take arguments (ex. /special/calenders/home/Nov 2009). 
> This seems somewhat similar to what I am talking about above. 

Excellent.  Well, I think I'll start on an implementation of special pages because it interests me greatly.
As soon as I can log in to mojomojo.org, I'll write my notes on special pages there for critiquing and review.
For now, special pages will only reside under /special/, as that would be easier to implement; how does that sound?

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