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Support for InterWiki links

Definition

An InterWiki link can be used for referring to a Wiki page located in another Wiki system, and by extension, to any object located in any other Web application, provided a simple URL mapping can be done.

InterWiki prefixes can even be used to introduce links to new protocols, such as tsvn: used by TortoiseSvn.

Link Syntax

<target_wiki>(:<identifier>)+

The link is composed by the targeted Wiki (or system) name, followed by a colon, eg MeatBall:, followed by a page specification in the target. Note that, as for InterTrac prefixes, InterWiki prefixes are case insensitive.

The target Wiki URL is looked up in the [interwiki] section of TracIni and in the InterMapTxt wiki page, modeled after MeatBall:InterMapTxt. If a prefix is defined in both the [interwiki] section and InterMapTxt, the [interwiki] section takes precedence.

In addition to traditional InterWiki links, where the target is simply appended to the URL, Trac supports parametric InterWiki URLs: identifiers $1, $2, ... in the URL will be replaced by corresponding arguments. The argument list is formed by splitting the page identifier using the ":" separator.

[interwiki]

Every option in the [interwiki] section in TracIni defines one InterWiki prefix. The option name defines the prefix. The option value defines the URL, optionally followed by a description separated from the URL by whitespace. Parametric URLs are supported as well.

Example:

[interwiki]
MeatBall = http://www.usemod.com/cgi-bin/mb.pl?
PEP = http://www.python.org/peps/pep-$1.html Python Enhancement Proposal $1
tsvn = tsvn: Interact with TortoiseSvn

Examples

For the following excerpt of the InterMapTxt page:

= InterMapTxt =
== This is the place for defining InterWiki prefixes ==

Currently active prefixes: [[InterWiki]]

This page is modelled after the MeatBall:InterMapTxt page.
In addition, an optional comment is allowed after the mapping.
----
{{{
PEP      http://www.python.org/peps/pep-$1.html           # Python Enhancement Proposal $1 
Trac-ML  http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.version-control.subversion.trac.general/$1  # Message $1 in Trac Mailing List

tsvn     tsvn:                                            # Interact with TortoiseSvn
...
MeatBall http://www.usemod.com/cgi-bin/mb.pl?
MetaWiki http://sunir.org/apps/meta.pl?
MetaWikiPedia http://meta.wikipedia.org/wiki/
MoinMoin http://moinmoin.wikiwikiweb.de/
...
}}}

Then,

  • MoinMoin:InterWikiMap will be rendered as MoinMoin:InterWikiMap and the title for that link will be "InterWikiMap in MoinMoin".
  • Trac-ML:4346 will be rendered as Trac-ML:4346 and the title for that link will be "Message 4346 in Trac Mailing List".

List of Active Prefixes

PrefixSite
Acronymhttp://www.acronymfinder.com/af-query.asp?String=exact&Acronym=
C2findhttp://c2.com/cgi/wiki?FindPage&value=
c2Wikihttp://c2.com/cgi/wiki?
Cachehttp://www.google.com/search?q=cache:
CheeseShopPython Package $1 from the Cheese Shop
CPANhttp://search.cpan.org/perldoc?
DebianBughttp://bugs.debian.org/
DebianPackagehttp://packages.debian.org/
Dictionaryhttp://www.dict.org/bin/Dict?Database=*&Form=Dict1&Strategy=*&Query=
Googlehttp://www.google.com/search?q=
GoogleGroupsMessage $2 in $1 Google Group
ISOISO Standard $1 in Wikipedia
JargonFilehttp://downlode.org/perl/jargon-redirect.cgi?term=
MeatBallhttp://www.usemod.com/cgi-bin/mb.pl?
Mercurialthe wiki for the Mercurial distributed SCM
MetaWikihttp://sunir.org/apps/meta.pl?
MetaWikiPediahttp://meta.wikipedia.org/wiki/
MODPYTHONIssue $1 in mod_python's JIRA instance
MoinMoinhttp://moinmoin.wikiwikiweb.de/
mysql-bugsBug #$1 in MySQL's bug database
peak$1 in Python Enterprise Application Kit's Wiki
PEPPython Enhancement Proposal
PythonBugPython Issue #$1
RFCIETF's RFC $1
SQLitehttp://www.sqlite.org/cvstrac/wiki?p=
SvnWikiSubversion Wiki
trac-devMessage $1 in Trac Development Mailing List
Trac-MLMessage $1 in Trac Mailing List
WhoIshttp://www.whois.sc/
Whyhttp://clublet.com/c/c/why?
WikiPediahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/


See also: InterTrac, InterMapTxt

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