Create play wiki for testing major website changes

Asked by Corey Burger on 2006-09-11

Major and invasive changes to the ubuntu website need to be made in a testbed, not on the live site. While the ubuntu website and the wiki are both moin, the ubuntu wiki has html turn off, for sane reasons, which makes it unusable for this purpose. We need a testbed/play wiki to test major changes to the ubuntu website, locked down to a small set of authors (likely just the ubuntu-website-editors) team, to test new changes. It should probably also be publicly viewable, or at least, should be able to be publicly viewable, to get maximum exposure and commentary ahead of time.

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2006-10-08
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2006-10-05
Matthew East (mdke) said : #1

What is meant by "html" here? Is that an html macro, and what is the reason that it can't be activated on wiki.ubuntu.com? It seems to me that a new wiki just for this task might be a bit overkill, if wiki.ubuntu.com can possibly be used.

Corey Burger (corey.burger) said : #2

On 10/1/06, Matthew East <email address hidden> wrote:
> Support request #1756 on Ubuntu Website changed:
> https://launchpad.net/products/ubuntu-website/+ticket/1756
>
> Comment:
> What is meant by "html" here? Is that an html macro, and what is the reason that it can't be activated on wiki.ubuntu.com? It seems to me that a new wiki just for this task might be a bit overkill, if wiki.ubuntu.com can possibly be used.
>

If you look at the main page of ubuntu.com, it includes some html
formatting. This kind of HTML formatting breaks on the main wiki. If
you want to try it, just copy over the page into the main wiki and
watch it break.

Corey

Matthew Nuzum (newz) said : #3

Just to note:
Corey, we can't allow raw HTML on the wiki.ubuntu.com website. Doing so would allow the possibility of cross-site scripting. Since anyone can edit this site, even bad guys, opening this feature up simply won't be possible. Ping me on IRC if you need more details.

If you'd like to achieve something specific we can write a macro that does what you want and put it in place. We just can't allow user supplied HTML in the wiki.

Corey Burger (corey.burger) said : #4

Yep, I understand that. I was explaining to matthew why we needed a test wiki.

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