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Doing Cool Things with Wiki Content (and the Parsoid HTML5 DOM)
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The Parsoid HTML5 DOM is much easier to analyze and manipulate than wikitext. This would be a workshop for bot authors, alternative renders, data miners, and anyone else interested in "doing stuff" with article contents. Learn from the Parsoid team about the DOM and how you can use it to accomplish your goals. "We deal with wikitext so that you don't have to! (R)"

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I'm thinking basically: 1) parsoid is HTML, whee! 2) some example Parsoid HTML, 3) some example DOM manipulations/searches in the browser, 4) an example of using request in node to get Parsoid DOM for a page, domino to parse, then do the same search as (3), 5) question time.

Hopefully (4) is still short enough to fit comfortably on one slide. It should be.

Maybe stick a 3.5 in there which outlines the Parsoid v2 API. Or the RESTBase API.

@GWicke had some slides for a similar presentation at the Lyons hackathon, perhaps we can reuse some of this slides (or all of them).


I'll upload this in PDF format to commons after I present it on Wednesday; I reserve the right to make further changes between now and then.

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The training session took place, and was well received! The slides are linked above.

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