Emacs Hack: mediawiki.el

I’ve gotten some feedback on the mediawiki mode I’ve been working on.  So I’m releasing a new version.  Some highlights:

  • Now works with HTTP Auth (I’ll write a seperate post on how Emacs handles credentials for HTTP Authentication).
  • Introduced tab-completion of sites.  If you have multiple MW sites set up that you work on, this makes switching between sites super-easy.
  • Started working on making it more XEmacs compatible.  As far as I can tell, XEmacs lacks the Unicode support that GNU Emacs has.  The released version of XEmacs also lacks the POSIX character classes for regular expressions and ships with a very out-dated version of url.el.  All these combine to make it very difficult.  But do-able.  I’m surprised there are still XEmacs users, but if it doesn’t cause me too much pain, I’ll help them out.
  • Misc other clean up (including making the url.el wrappers much better).

4 thoughts on “Emacs Hack: mediawiki.el”

  1. “error in process sentinel”

    Hi Mark,

    This is a very interesting project! I would love to be able to edit wiki pages directly in Emacs without resorting to “It’s all text” or the like.

    However, I’m running into some trouble using in GNU Emacs version 22.2.1 on Ubuntu. I’m using the url.el that comes with Emacs (not sure if I should find a newer one somewhere?).

    I can login on the wiki server and load a page, but I keep getting the error “error in process sentinel: Selecting deleted buffer” in *Messages*.

    Also, saving pages with C-x C-s seems to have no effect.

    Any ideas?


  2. Well said

    I think you made some excellent points. If any money given now is in expectation of change in the country, then we’re being unrealistic. That requires a greater attention span than the American public is capable of offering. If it is given simply to lessen the immediate suffering, then I think it has some potential, but it could also be a complete waste without careful planning and attention.

  3. People like drama. I saw about half of 2012 and it reminded me somehow of Independence Day (I think that’s the title). The Mayan 2012 calendar ends here is something new to me. Sort of an ancient Y2K. I heard a former classmate say with great confidence that they did not expect things to last much longer. Wow! Maybe it is our need to escape from the miseries of life? Or a desire to shake it up a bit. Or maybe it really is going to end shortly.

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