Some wikis, e.g. Portuguese Wikinews, have expressed interest in using MediaSearch as a search interface for their wiki. Extending MediaSearch to other wikis would also allow us to potentially improve the search experience and explore using structured data to improve search results on the Wikipedias, which is a goal of the SDAW grant.
T278984 was a spike to determine if it is possible and what level of effort would be required to make MediaSearch extensible to other wikis. The spike determined that the effort was a promising one, and this epic was created to experiment more thoroughly and see if we can make it work.
If this experiment is successful, additional product work will be necessary to determine whether additional requirements or design are needed to actually implement MediaSearch on another wiki, and whether to move forward with seeking community partnerships or early adopter wikis to do so. That work is out of scope for this experiment epic.
- How to request quickview data for cross-wiki files?
- Fix i18n error handling.
- Enable changes to tab order
- Enable default selected namespaces
[ ] Identify to users whether image is hosted locally or in shared repository