[Webcom] New OSGeo Wiki Startpage proposal

Markus Neteler neteler at osgeo.org
Mon Jun 23 14:19:30 EDT 2008

I have not the slightest idea what's needed to make <div> working.
Maybe there is something else than $wg_RawHtml=true?

I have no experience with Mediawiki plugins.


On Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 7:28 PM, Jason Birch <Jason.Birch at nanaimo.ca> wrote:

> I really like what you have done on that page, and support an enhanced
> entry page.  However, I have strong feelings against allowing use of raw
> HTML in the Wiki for all users, purely from a security and reputation
> perspective.  To be clear, I am not worried about spam, but other kinds
> of content.
> Enabling raw HTML means that baddies get easy access to CSS attacks, and
> can use our trusted domain to launch other kinds of attacks on our
> users.  This kind of activity, if not caught immediately, can also cause
> our listings in Google to be flagged with messages informing the user
> that the site may contain content harmful to their computer.  In my
> opinion, allowing this kind of content to remain on the site for even
> the amount of time it takes for someone to notice the change and revert
> it is not acceptable.  If there was some additional step involved
> (adding html-enabled users to a superuser group or something) I'd be OK
> with it, or if you could only enable specific tags (divs), but as it
> stands the potential for mischief is just too high.
> Jason
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Markus Neteler
> Subject: Re: [Webcom] New OSGeo Wiki Startpage proposal
> To be honest: I find it rather frustrating that I spend quite some time
> on
> cleaning up the stuff and then I get blocked with some irrelevant Wiki
> setting/-1 from a member here. Saying -1 is easy but then?
> OSGeo is Do-ocracy for me. GTD.
> I have polished the layout again: PLEASE TAKE A LOOK:
> http://grass.osgeo.org/wiki/New_OSGeo_Wiki_Startpage
>  (don't care about the absent links as it's on a different wiki).
> Can someone please enable <div> for the Wiki? I wasted also some
> time to implement the francophone solution, it didn't work. Also, it's
> not
> that nice (sorry, guys). I am continuously monitoring recent changes,
> the possibility that spam creeps in is pretty low. Like me, Mateusz,
> and many others are watching changes in the Wiki. Tyler/Frank know
> my Wiki activities statistics (top 4 or so in the entire OSGeo Wiki
> space with 5000-6000 changes).
> Quite energy consuming to fight this through... :( Don't feel that it's
> a stupid idea to make the entry page more appealing.
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