OpenWetWare:Software/Feature requests

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  1. RS 13:22, 13 March 2006 (EST): Inclusion of content from parts of pages. Currently you can include content from a page into the current page using {{:Page name}}. It would be nice to also be able to include content from a subsection of a page like this {{:Page name#Topic name}}. This may require a software modification rather than an extension (and thus be beyond our capabilities), but I thought I would put the request here anyway.
    • Austin 13:30, 13 March 2006 (EST): Can you give an example where this would be particularly useful? You can always put the subsection into its own page and include it both from the 'content page' and the 'including page.'
    • RS 13:37, 13 March 2006 (EST): Well the case I just encountered was wanting to include {{:Synthetic Biology:Vectors/Single copy plasmid#Layout}} on the Synthetic Biology:Vectors/Wishlist under the pSB5* heading. I could spin out the information to a separate page, but ideally I would like to leave it on the original page and just include it elsewhere.
  2. Watch a group of pages (similar to Recentchangesfilter) for even pages that don't exist yet (i.e. all calendar pages) or be able to choose to receive email on changes. Perhaps a calendar specific email notifying system.
  3. Allow users to add custom links to their sidebar. Perhaps allow users to specify a group that have a set of links. Randy wants this for iGEM.
  4. Modify show/hide extension so it works when printing. Even better, allow show/hiding without the extension at all using just css/js.
  5. Allow importing of an entire other wiki into OWW. You can dump all pages including revisions of a wiki with dumpBackup.php into a xml file. Ideally, a script should go through and add some prefix to all page names and all the wiki links. Then import into OWW and you have a copy of another wiki under a sub-namespace.
  6. BC 19:04, 24 April 2006 (EDT): Since you can get the xml link for a google calendar, we could actually just use a google calendar for OWW and embed the xml into a wiki page with some formatting.